Chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms feel very different to the period of recovery after an illness, or even the tiredness experienced by sufferers of depression. Chronic fatigue syndrome makes you feel so tired that you can’t do anything. If you have CFS, you may struggle to read to the end of this webpage.
- Feel permanently exhausted – not just down to a busy lifestyle, but exhausted even after a period of rest?
- Have trouble sleeping or staying asleep?
- Suffer from ‘brain fog’ or have difficulty focusing?
- Feel fatigue even upon waking up?
- Constantly suffer from headaches?
- Feel completely floored for a few days after exercising or thinking hard?
- Suffer from joint or muscle pain?
- Have enlarged lymph nodes in your armpits or neck?
- Have a sore throat?
If so, then you may have chronic fatigue syndrome.
Your doctor may wish to rule out other conditions before diagnosing CFS. These conditions include, but are not limited to: lupus, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, Lyme disease, mono, and thyroid disease.