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Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answeredYou may have chronic fatigue syndrome if you’ve been extremely fatigued for a period of about six months and it doesn’t get better with rest or sleep. In addition to this ongoing state of tiredness you may feel weak and experience body and muscle aches, sore throat, poor sleep and loss of concentration.
Riverside Health System answered
The signs of CFS can come and go or they can stay with a person. At first, you may feel like you have the flu. As well as extreme tiredness and weakness, main CFS symptoms include:Feeling very tired for more than a day (24 hours) after physical or mental exercise Forgetting things or having a hard time focusing Feeling tired even after sleeping Muscle pain or aches Pain or aches in joints without swelling or redness Headaches of a new type, pattern, or strength Tender lymph nodes in the neck or under the arm Sore throat
The symptoms above are the main signs of CFS. CFS symptoms may also include:Visual disturbances (blurring, sensitivity to light, eye pain) Psychological symptoms (irritability, mood swings, panic attacks, anxiety) Chills and night sweats Low grade fever or low body temperature Irritable bowel Allergies and sensitivities to foods, odors, chemicals, medications, and noise/sound Numbness, tingling, or burning sensations in the face, hands, or feet Difficulty sitting or standing straight up, dizziness, balance problems, and fainting
Symptoms of CFS vary widely from person to person and may be serious or mild. Most symptoms cannot be seen by others, which make it hard for friends, family members, and the public to understand the challenges a person with CFS faces. If you think you may have CFS, talk to your doctor.
This answer is based on source information from National Women's Health Information Center.
Jacob Teitelbaum, Integrative Medicine, answeredThere are literally dozens of common symptoms in CFS, but the key ones common to most everybody would be chronic exhaustion, severe insomnia, and brain fog. Other common symptoms include widespread pain, spastic colon, migraine headaches, crashing with exertion, weight gain, sinusitis, and a host of other symptoms.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.