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Related to CFIDS: chronic fatigue syndrome


chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome


Abbreviation for chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome.

Patient discussion about CFIDS

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:

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):

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:

and here is a site about chronic fatigue syndrome that you can look for differences:

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Despite a decade of research, there is still no definitive diagnostic test for CFIDS.
Box 8923 New Fairfiled, CT 06812-8923 Phone: (203) 746-6518 Fax: (203) 746-6481 National Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Association PO Box 18426 Kansas City, MO 64133 Phone: (816) 313-2001 the CFIDS Association of America, Inc.
Most current theories have to do with chemical mediators originating in the brain, the endocrine system, or the immune system, and researchers are diligently seeking to understand the links between the strange assortment of symptoms seen in CFIDS.
report that a common condition among CFIDS sufferers is allergy.
In a study published in The Lancet, several hundred CFIDS patients were evaluated for a magnesium deficiency using three tests: serum magnesium, RBC magnesium, and magnesium retention.
Results: Sixteen of 23 patients in the study showed marked improvement in immune system function, with a corresponding improvement of the clinical symptoms of CFIDS.
Most researchers and many practitioners believe that the cluster of flu-like symptoms known as CFIDS is likely precipitated by multiple causes.
Today, there is no consistently effective therapy and no cure, but researchers began discovering--ironically around the time of Stauth's own revelation about lysine--that virtually all CFIDS patients carry at least one of three different herpesviruses--Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, and human herpesvirus-6.
The CFIDS Association of America commends the AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banking) for its actions to protect the safety of the nation's blood supply by recommending that blood collectors actively discourage potential donors who have been diagnosed by a physician with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, also known as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome, or CFIDS) from donating blood through the use of donor information materials made available at the donation site.
As a general practitioner with 30 years of experience, I have seen many trends in the effort to correlate infectious disease and CFIDS.
Phoenix Rising, Rocky Mountain CFS/ME & FM Association (RMCFA), Wisconsin ME/CFS Association, Inc, and Vermont CFIDS Association, Inc.