What triggers chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Sriramakrishnahospital

Chronic fatigue syndrome is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, where people affected by this condition find it very difficult to carry out their daily activities. This condition is considered one of the most complicated and serious illnesses, which can also be affected psychologically. Chronic fatigue syndrome can be very confusing as the underlying issue is not diagnosed, and this syndrome does not seem to go away with rest or sleeping. 

Chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms:

The most common sign of CFS is fatigue that is so severe that daily activities are not performed with energy. This sign can persist for six months or longer. 

The sleep cycle can be severely affected:

Even after long hours of sleep, you may end up waking up with a tired feeling

  • Severe insomnia
  • Dementia (Memory loss)
  • Lack of sleep
  • Feeling of light-headedness
  • Dizziness
  • Mild to severe muscle cramps
  • Recurring headaches
  • Tender lymph nodes
  • Lack of concentration and difficulty in multitasking
  • Chills 
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Eye pain
  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Unexplained weight changes

Usually, people with chronic fatigue syndrome seem normal and do not express any signs. 

Diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome:

The specialist may ask you about:

  • Enquiring about the chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms
  • Physical examination
  • Tests are carried out to find out the underlying cause of the disease.

Risks of chronic fatigue syndrome:

Most people can get affected by chronic fatigue syndrome.

Age and gender:

Women are more likely to be affected by chronic fatigue syndrome than men. However, children are rarely affected by chronic fatigue syndrome. The average age of people generally affected by chronic fatigue is 30-35 years of age, and teenagers who can get affected by CFS are 13 to 15 years old.


Usually, people who have a family history of CFS can transfer their genes to the next generations, affecting generation after generation.

Other conditions:

People who have conditions like:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Temporomandibular disorders
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Headache due to tension
  • In women, chronic pelvic pain 
  • In men, chronic prostatitis

Treatment for Chronic fatigue syndrome:

Chronic fatigue treatment depends on the severity and type of the symptoms you are facing.

Sleep disorders: 

The majority of people who have CFS are known to have sleeping disorders. To start with, your primary care physician will presumably ensure you have great rest propensities. These incorporate adhering to a normal sleep time and wake time and keeping your room peaceful, dull, and cool. On the off chance that this doesn’t work on your rest, they may propose an over-the-counter tranquilizer, like an over-the-counter antihistamine. A general medicine hospital can assist you with the medication.


Certain individuals are recommended energizers, similar to the ones used to treat ADHD. These drugs assist ease with fatigue and issues with memory and fixation. Yet, they are precarious to constant exhaustion disorder. They might give you energy and concentration, which could make you stall out in a pattern of trying too hard and afterward “slamming.” That would aggravate your condition. A general medicine doctor can provide you with the necessary medications.

Since individuals with ME/CFS are exceptionally sensitive to any meds that influence the mind, certain individuals experience bothering and unsettling taking energizers in customary portions. They ought to be recommended in low dosages by specialists who often endorse them and have the expertise to deal with the incidental effects.


The majority portion of individuals with persistent weakness conditions fosters discouragement eventually. On the off chance that you and your PCP conclude that an energizer is appropriate for you, your primary care physician will pick one that is most drastically averse to cause incidental effects that could deteriorate your ongoing exhaustion disorder. They may likewise prescribe that you go to a guide for talk treatment.

In case, you have any similar symptoms or you feel lethargic for the whole day even after good sound sleep visit chronic fatigue syndrome specialists so that you can get immediate help.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Sriramakrishnahospital

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