What are your thoughts about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Do you know anyone with it? What tests are done to diagnose it? Do you think its partly psychological? I don't mean to sound cynical, I'm just not convinced by everyone who claims to have it. I'm happy for people to prove me wrong though. Thanks for your ideas so far. Just wanted to point out that I am not criticising at all. I am a Health Care Professional myself and want to get an understanding of peoples experiences. It is being able to listen to other peoples knowledge and opinions thats makes people more understanding. Some of you have very good points.
Asked By: IzzyB - 3/23/2007
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Yes - it does exist as a real & debilitating disease. What's interesting about your question is the query as to whether it's partly psychological. Conventional medicine always wants to separate a person into parts - you see a gynaecologist if you are female & have trouble with your reproductive organs, a... More
Answered By: dog'n'2cats - 3/23/2007
Additional Answers (18)
Answered By: Maninblack - 3/23/2007
Dunno but it makes me peckish.
Answered By: PHILLIP T - 3/23/2007
i got it but am too tired to answer right now.
Answered By: cantankerousoldlady - 3/23/2007
I "have/had" it. It basically is a negative Mononucleosis test with a positive antibody test. And its VERY real.
Answered By: Eric s - 3/23/2007
I am a bit of a cynic I have to say. I think that maybe what happens is that someone gets a viral infection or something and then doesn't slow down to get over it and it turns into something more serious like ME.
Answered By: Bexs - 3/23/2007
I'm tired of people complaining about it.
Answered By: Veronica the Person - 3/23/2007
chronic fatigue syndrom is a disease of exclusion. basically every other disease is ruled out before a person is diagnosed with it. there are not clinical tests to diagnose it. it can be very hard to diagnose and is often misconstrued for epstein barr, fibromyaglia or even mono. there arent any meds that i know of to... More
Answered By: beautifulbunny0286 - 3/23/2007
Some doctors have speculated that CFS is caused by a virus, related to or perhaps the same one as Mononucleosis. I believe it is a real condition because its effects on the body can be measured. People who claim to have it might be hypochondriacs IF they refuse to submit to a battery of medical tests and diagnosed by a... More
Answered By: truthseekr - 3/23/2007
I thought i had it as i had no energy and no apatite's found out that i have problems with my intestines and my food doesn't really digest 'so i;m not getting much vitamins and nutrients...with my surgery to correct it next month i;ll be so happy to feel like a well person;instead of being sick almost everyday,,,,,,,,... More
Answered By: rotc909 - 3/23/2007
I'm the complete opposite of a hypochondriac (I lift weights, play tennis, softball). But every few months (sometimes every few weeks) I wake up with a feeling of fatigue, a mild headache, a sour stomach. When I get this, I don't feel well on a normal night's sleep. The only way to get rid of it is to stay in on the... More
Answered By: Truth Seeker - 3/23/2007
i do think most cases are phsychological. especially since people have become so dependent on caffiene these days, and and many people have pretty irregular sleep schedules...so it's more self caused... More
Answered By: melody - 3/23/2007
Along the lines of what truthseekr says, nobody would submit to all the tests they would be given to rule out everything else before settling on CFS. Some tests are very painful. ..
Answered By: OhWhatCanIDo - 3/23/2007
Can't criticize them I use that excuse every time I have to cook, clean or otherwise make myself useful. Psychological, not in m y case, I am bone idle!!
Answered By: Camilla1UK - 3/23/2007
Answered By: Tameem - 3/23/2007
Its VERY real, & definitely NOT psycological, though medical misunderstanding, & lack of help from the medical proffession do often lead to depression & despair in people who genuinely suffer from this illness... More
Answered By: Rockinhippy - 3/23/2007
I've geard this from a highly reliable source that the metaphysical cause of ME which drains the energy is a situation or person or people placing an unbearable amount of responsiblity or burdens on the person which would psychologically drain the person as the situation or person literally takes all their energy, thus... More
Answered By: Choo - 3/23/2007
I believe CFS is caused by the Hypothalamus gland going into a state of overdrive. Viruses etc are the result of this rather than the cause... More
Answered By: Fishboy - 3/24/2007
A lot of people are going around having been diagnosed with... More
Answered By: mr bigs - 3/25/2007
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