Published: July 25, 2023

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS, Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome is characterized by:

  • Extreme exhaustion after physical or mental exercise
  • Problems with memory or thinking skills
  • Dizziness that worsens with moving from lying down or sitting to standing
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Unrefreshing sleep

Some have headaches, sore throats, and tender lymph nodes in the neck or armpits. People with the condition also may become extra sensitive to light, sound, smells, food and medicines.

Diagnosis is not made with a single test, but often is done by ruling out other conditions.


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