Forty years ago, if you wanted a double espresso, you’d have to go looking for an ‘Old World’ coffee house or an Italian restaurant. Today? Well, a double espresso is never far away… not to mention an array of other types of coffee available in different strengths and sizes and I think it’s safe to […]
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
What are the treatment options for someone suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis CFS/ME? Part of the answer probably lies with the doctor that gave the diagnosis or whether a medical diagnosis has been made at all. (Most sufferers still struggle to get their condition recognised by their GP and travel from doctor to doctor in an effort to get a proper diagnosis.)
If you are lucky enough to get a sympathetic doctor and a positive diagnosis, you can start with treatment. But where do you begin? CFS/ME is after all a multi-level illness…
Despite lots of research, experts haven’t been able to pinpoint Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) to one single cause. Some believe CFS (or CFS/ME) develops from multiple contributing factors which manifest as CFS/ME under the right conditions.
It is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) Awareness Month. CFS/ ME is now recognised by the Department of Health as a real, long-term disease and is a condition that causes extreme physical and mental fatigue that seriously interferes and disrupts the lives of sufferers. It makes sufferers less able to cope with levels of activity in their work, school or social life that were previously normal for them. CFS/ME isn’t the result of over-exercising. Even normal physical activity may make sufferers feel very tired.