Pain that moves from one joint to another without swelling or redness
Headache of a new type, pattern or severity
Extreme exhaustion lasting more than 24 hours after physical or mental exercise
The treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome is symptomatic as the exact cause is not identified.
The treatments may include:
Medications: Medications can be prescribed to address symptoms that might be specific to a patient. Some medications to ease symptoms are:
Antidepressants: Depression could be an underlying cause of the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. Treating depression can lift your mood and help you better cope with the debilitating symptoms. Also, these depression treating drugs may improve sleep and alleviate pain.
Sleeping pills: A poor sleep can worsen symptoms of chronic fatigue. You may talk to your doctor if sleeping aids are beneficial.
Therapy: For most of the patients, a combination of psychological counseling with exercise program is effective to cope with the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Graded exercise: A physical therapist can design an exercise regimen that is best suited to your condition. Simple stretching exercises can help improve your strength and endurance.
Psychological counseling: Having a positive outlook on your condition and accepting the reality could make you stronger and ready to cope with the symptoms. Talk to your counselor to help you find out how things can work for you.
6 Alternative and Homeopathic Remedies
It is difficult to determine if any alternative remedy for Chronic fatigue syndrome can work for you.
However, you may try acupuncture, massage, yoga or tai chi for pain relief.
7 Lifestyle and Coping
There are different ways to adapt your lifestyle in coping with chronic fatigue syndrome.
Some self-care measures that may help you are:
Reduce stress: Try managing your stress and learn some relaxation techniques that can help you sleep better.
Improve sleep habits: Follow a sleep routine and limit on caffeine, nicotine.
Emotional support and counseling: The symptoms can be distressing first but as the time passes by, they become more acceptable. Emotional support and counseling can work wonders to people who are slowly adapting to a new change in life and learning to live with chronic fatigue syndrome.
Join a support group: Join a support group if you feel happy meeting people like you. Being with people suffering the same condition may make you more empathetic and acceptable.
8 Risks and Complications
There are several risks and complications associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.
There are several risks and complications associated with DISEASE
Age: People in their 40s and 50s are more likely to suffer chronic fatigue syndrome.
Sex: More women have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome as compared to men.
Stress: Your chances of having chronic fatigue syndrome are higher if you are not able to handle the stress of your life.
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