Chronic fatigue syndrome.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is one of the most debilitating conditions that one could suffer from. A feeling of perpetual lethargy is naturally something that you would like to avoid, and it often means that you suffer from a variety of serious conditions. It’s more than just feeling sapped and tired, free from energy – it’s a major issue that comes with a whole host of serious symptoms.
Given the cause is entirely personal and dependent on the sufferer, too, it’s easy to see why so many view CFS as a challenging problem to try and overcome when they suffer from it.
What Does CFS Involve?
Typically, CFS will leave you with a series of different symptoms depending on the person. Everyone is different, but the one common symptom that all CFS sufferers will have is a persistent level of tiredness that makes it hard for you to enjoy life.
You often feel tired at the drop of a hat, with a persistent feeling of tiredness that lasts for more than four months. You will feel weak, you will be drained without much effort being needed and you will find it very hard to stay concentrated on any particular task.
It produces problems such as:
Other common symptoms include poor balance, regular dizziness, mixed-up coordination and excessive sensitivity to light noise and genera activity.
The problem is that, as you can see, many of these symptoms are general in other conditions. The fact that you need four months’ worth of this feeling makes it hard to diagnose or to appreciate your diagnosis. With no real diagnosis test possible either outside of assessment, it’s hard to receive any kind of lasting treatment or diagnosis.
Dealing with CFS.
Without any proven research on the primary causes and effects of CFS, it’s hard to really pinpoint a clear reasoning for the condition. Common factors that might put you at risk of CFS includes your gender (females suffer more), your personality type (those with pressured lifestyles) and even your health (suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia in particular) can make it more likely to suffer from CFS.
However, you could be free from any of these common signs and still contract CFS. You could have all of them and not suffer from it all. However, there is often a common trigger, including:
Typically, you will find that common activities can lead to the prolonging of your negative feelings, including:
As ever, you should look to find professionals to help get a better grounding and understanding of the challenges that you face. While there is no proven method of ending the symptoms of CFS, you can adopt a more all-round approach to treatment, making it easier for you to overcome the limitations that your condition poses on you, delivering greater personal independence long-term.