Chronic Fatigue Symptoms

October 30th, 2009

There is an array of Chronic Fatigue Symptoms that is shown by people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  The symptoms can come and go with or without any frequently or identifiable pattern.  There are Primary Chronic Fatigue Symptoms and additional secondary symptoms that can be shown by people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

The primary signs of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are

  • Fatigue
  • Sore Throat
  • Loss memory and loss of concentration
  • Enlarged and possibly painful lymph nodes in the neck and/or armpits.
  • Muscle pain that is unexplained
  • Joint pain that can move from joint to joint without any signs or swelling.
  • Sleep that is unrefreshing and waking up as tired or more tired then when you went to bed.
  • Headaches that are of new patterns and severity.
  • Exhaustion that lasts more then 24 hours or more after any physical and/or mental exercise that puts stress on the body.

The additional signs of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are:

  • Pain in the abdominal region
  • Having allergies or other sensitivities to things like food, alcohol, odors, medications, noise or chemicals.
  • Chest pains
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Chronic coughs
  • Dry mouth
  • Being dizzy when standing up from a seated position, or having problems with balance and fainting
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Ear aches
  • Being stiff in the morning otherwise known as morning stiffness
  • Pain in your jaw
  • Nausea
  • Having night sweats and chills
  • Depression, anxiety, irritability, panic attacks and other psychological problems
  • Being short of breath
  • Tingling Sensations in your extremities
  • Having problems with your sight such as blurring, eye pain, sensitivity to light or dry eyes.
  • Gaining or losing weight.

A note about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, is that you could exhibit any one of these symptoms or multiple symptoms.  They could be worse and get worse in the beginning, or they may get better over time, or they may come and go like a roller coaster.  For others, they could start out having a couple and then get progressively worse over time.

You should consider going to a doctor when do you exhibit any of these chronic fatigue symptoms.

It is possible that you may have another illness or disease that is resembling Chronic Fatigue Syndrome when you may not really have chronic fatigue at all.  It is important to rule out all possibilities before determining that you have chronic fatigue syndrome.

The sooner that you can determine that you have CFS the sooner you can start any medications or treatment.  The sooner that you start treatment the easier it will be for your body to recover and return to normal health.  The longer you have been fighting chronic fatigue, the longer the recovery time will take.

The general rule of thumb on if you have chronic fatigue is if you have exhibited more then 3 of the above symptoms for a period of 6 months or more.

If you aren’t sure on if you are suffering from chronic fatigue, go to your doctor and find out.  Here are a few tips on how to help you deal with your Chronic Fatigue Symptoms.