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Abbreviation for chronic fatigue syndrome.


chronic fatigue syndrome

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)

a condition characterized by disabling fatigue, accompanied by a constellation of symptoms, including muscle pain, multijoint pain without swelling, painful cervical or axillary adenopathy, sore throat, headache, impaired memory or concentration, unrefreshing sleep, and postexertional malaise. This diagnosis requires that a patient have four or more symptoms concurrently that persist for 6 or more months. The diagnosis is one of exclusion. Also called immune dysfunction syndrome.


Abbreviation for:
cancer family syndrome
cancer fatigue scale
cell-free supernatant
Children and Family Services
chronic fatigue syndrome (Medspeak-UK)
community family services
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culture fluid supernatant
Cystic Fibrosis Society


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CFS, See syndrome, chronic fatigue.

Patient discussion about CFS

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:

More discussions about CFS
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We expect CFS to honour its reputation as an ethical corporate citizen and to manage change in a way that reflects its high standing in the communities that it serves.
My initial visit with a CFS patient averages 90 minutes, and the last half hour is spent beginning with, "Well, here's why you feel the way you do.
I have spent much of my professional career treating patients with CFS in my "integrative medicine" practice, and I appreciate the recent spate of articles on this condition.
When, on the second visit, CFS patients begin with "nothing helped" and go on to say they "couldn't manage" the physical therapy, psychologist, antidepressants, or psychostimulants, I know they'll soon be seeking out yet another doctor.
CFS affects roughly 800,000 people in the United States.
Today, it is estimated that there are 5 million people in the world who have been diagnosed with CFS (CDC May 9, 2006).
Unlike the short-term disability of an illness such as the flu, CFS symptoms linger for at least six months and often for years.