Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), sometimes called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), can cause you to be so tired and weak that you can't do your normal activities. Even after you rest, you still may not have your same old energy. Why chronic fatigue syndrome makes you feel so tired is not well understood. Other names for this condition are systemic exertion
intolerance disease (SEID) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).
Your doctor can prescribe medicines that can help ease your symptoms. There are things you can do for yourself, such as making your schedule more flexible, that should help.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
October 14, 2016
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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