Imagine that you go through the day carrying two extremely heavy suitcases and wearing ankle weights. You constantly feel tired, weak, exhausted, and heavy from when you wake up in the morning to when you go to bed at night. This goes on for months or years on end. Imagine that no matter how little you do, you still feel terribly exhausted and that no matter how much sleep you get, you still feel extremely tired. These are the hallmark symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) otherwise known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.
How is CFS diagnosed?
CFS is diagnosed by excluding other illnesses and disorders that cause similar symptoms such as thyroid disorders, diabetes, and infections. You should consult with your family physician if you have symptoms of CFS and have not had them investigated to rule out some other disorder or illness.