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By Mari Skelly

Mainstream medication, in spite of the fact that necessary in different parts of therapeutic, has did not successfully deal with the complexities of fibromyalgia and persistent fatigue syndrome. this helpful publication makes a speciality of replacement remedies for those accepted ailments. sufferers from worldwide describe their reviews and coping concepts, whereas dozens of specialists in fields starting from naturopathy, ayurveda, and reflexology, to guided imagery, hypnosis, and guaifenesin remedy, proportion their wisdom. With 70 percentage new fabric, this consultant bargains either perception and concept for these facing those not easy stipulations.

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There are changes in CFS patients’ sleep patterns, which can depend on external factors such as stress, diet, and whether or not you are experiencing an exacerbation or remission of your symptoms. As with FM, research indicates that CFS patients do not get enough level IV sleep, the level at which the body repairs itself. And since people with CFS are light sleepers anyway, pain, the need to urinate, night sounds, dreams, or sleep apnea can keep us awake and on Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome guard all night.

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia 4. Alcohol or substance abuse within two years of the onset of fatigue or at any time thereafter 5. Severe obesity Since the cause of CFS is not known, there are no specific treatments for it. However, a large number of medications have been tried, with varying degrees of success. These include anti-inflammatory agents, antiviral and immunologically active drugs, and low doses of antidepressants. The most widely used treatments are combinations of low doses of serotonin reuptake inhibitors in the morning to provide energy and tricyclic antidepressants in the evening to promote sleep.

FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS The flu-like symptoms of CFS can include extreme fatigue, aching muscles and joints, a painfully tight chest, sore throat and hoarseness, cough and fever, frequent infections, chills, painful and swollen lymph nodes in the neck and armpits, night sweats, rashes, changes in eating habits, an irritable bladder and bowel, and a low-grade fever. CHEMICAL SENSITIVITY AND SENSORY OVERLOAD Smells of any kind, but especially chemical odors, can cause serious reactions, from headaches and nausea to severe respiratory distress.

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