CFS is usually diagnosed after a period of six months from the time that you first presented with the fatigue. Chronic fatigue syndrome is an ongoing condition with no outright cure. Treatment is usually focused on pain relief and managing the disease effectively.
Sometimes your symptoms can affect you in cycles – periods of feeling worse alternating with periods where you feel much better. Some patients even enter a period of remission, but it is still possible to suffer a relapse. It is important to stay realistic and cautious when managing your health.
What Does Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment Look Like?
We recommend a treatment plan tailored to your needs and concerns, with the caveat that progress while living with CFS is slow work, but very rewarding.
We believe in the functional medicine approach, and we try to heal your body as a whole, not concentrating on just one area.
- An anti-inflammatory diet, specific to you and your needs to help alleviate your aches and pains.
- Investigate the possibility of allergies, or an additional undiagnosed autoimmune disease.
- Integrative therapies such as acupuncture and nutritional therapy
These treatments are intended as a long term solution to reduce your symptoms and help you lead a more functional life.