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yuppie flu

n. Often Offensive
Chronic fatigue syndrome.

Patient discussion about yuppie flu

Q. I think i might have chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia. how can i tell the difference? So far, the doctors have not been able to diagnose anything and have basically been putting me on random medications just to relieve the symptoms. Symptoms I have: Fatigue (sleeping thirteen hours +) exhaustion pain in my knees, ankles, and weirdly my elbows. Headaches, congestion. I’ve been really nauseous occasionally and ended up having to go to the ER because of it.

A. Here is a site that might help you. You can type in the symptoms one at a time and it’ll give you optional illnesses that correlates with the symptoms:
http://www.healthline.com/directory/symptoms

Q. What can cause chronic fatigue? For the last few weeks I’ve been having this strange fatigue, I sleep 12-14 hours at night (I used to sleep 6-7 hours), and I’m tired all day long. It really bothers me. What can is be?

A. Wow, there are so many…to give you a taste- here is a list. I guess some of them you can rule out pretty easily through checking your habits and other symptoms (if you have any):
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/symptoms/fatigue/common.htm

Q. How do you know when your tiredness is a chronic health symptom? Sometimes I'm just overwhelmingly tired and need to lay down for awhile. Then I feel better but then I haven't accomplished a lot. At least after I rest I am able to do things again. What is Chronic Fatigue all about?

A. Wow! Good question!
I tell you what- here is a very good site I use all the time. You enter a symptom and it gives you all the illnesses that have the symptom. Then you enter another symptom you have and it narrows the list.
I already entered fatigue for you:
http://www.healthline.com/symptomsearch?addterm=Fatigue

and here is a site about chronic fatigue syndrome that you can look for differences:
http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/womenshealth/factsheets/cfsyndrome.htm

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They thought it was muscular to start off with and then it was a virus in Asia - they think that took me over the top and I got chronic fatigue disorder, ME, a form of yuppie flu as they call it, even though I was never a yuppie," he joked.
In fact, the Yuppie Flu image could be working against minorities who find it hard enough to deal with the illness and get help, let alone combat prejudice along the way.
ME was once heralded as the yuppie flu, but now it's becoming recognised as a serious problem as increasing numbers of people are hit by the modern-day scourge.
Elizabeth, who lives in Liverpool with her family, said: "They told me I had ME or Yuppie Flu and to basically just get on with my life.
Myalgic encephalopathy is a complex condition which was initially dismissed as yuppie flu by some health professionals who believed the problem was psychological.
Unfortunately, when this illness was becoming well known, far too many people were convinced that it was a good excuse to have a few days off work and was known as yuppie flu.
A couple of years ago nobody had ever heard of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis - or Yuppie Flu as it is now known.
At first we were told it was ME, or Yuppie Flu, and Elizabeth was told to just get on with things.
At this time it wasn't well - known and was generally called yuppie flu.
In the 1980s it was deemed Yuppie Flu, another name which trivialised the problem.
Campaigners say that while there is more awareness of the illness which was once dismissed as yuppie flu than there used to be, more research needs to be done.
The clash of the consultants' opinions highlighted divisions in the medical world on how best to treat sufferers of ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis), also known as Yuppie Flu syndrome or chronic fatigue syndrome and whether it is physical or psychological in origin.