Tuesday, November 22, 2016

What Are the Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

If you are suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, then you will most likely agree that the name is inappropriate. Although CFS does produce debilitating, chronic fatigue, the symptoms go far beyond fatigue. As a result, your friends, family, and coworkers probably have no idea what you suffer from on a daily basis. 

A person suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome will experience four or more of the following symptoms:

  • Extreme debilitating fatigue and exhaustion
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating (Brain Fog)
  • Frequent sore throats
  • Swollen, sore lymph nodes
  • Muscle and joint pain (Fibromyalgia)
  • Headaches
  • Unrefreshing sleep and difficulty staying awake
  • Low-grade fevers
  • Multi-chemical sensitivity (MCS)
  • Dizziness, balance problems, and fainting
  • Inability to recover from exercise
  • Depression and irritability

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a proper diagnosis involves ruling out other illnesses that may have similar symptoms such as:

  • Lyme disease,
  • rheumatoid arthritis,
  • multiple sclerosis,
  • diabetes,
  • hypothyroidism,
  • mononucleosis,
  • lupus,
  • chronic hepatitis.

For some, life is manageable, but for most the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome make life unmanageable. 

As with any severe chronic condition, depression is always a concern. Although chronic fatigue syndrome is not considered fatal, a percentage of fatalities from this condition are associated with suicide. Sadly, sometimes the suffering becomes unbearable.

There is hope! 

I describe my personal 10-year experience with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in two parts: A 7-year journey tumbling into the depths of pain and illness, multiple surgeries, massive amounts of medications, never-ending doctor appointments, doubt and worry, financial ruin, and hopelessness, followed by a 3-year journey of hope transformed into faith, renewed physical strength, restored health and wellness, self-empowerment, and unexpected magical and mystical life transformations.

If you think you are suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, (also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), the first step is to get a proper diagnosis from a qualified medical professional. Unfortunately, some doctors use CFS/ME as a “catch-all” diagnosis when no other conclusion seems apparent. 

It’s essential to your health and well-being to make sure you have a qualified doctor who rules out all other conditions first. Watch this video about Choosing the Right Doctor to Treat Your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

If you would like to contact me about chronic fatigue syndrome treatment or any other health & wellness issue, please visit my Life & Wellness Coach website.

I am skilled and experienced in  healing chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) naturally and encourage you to make good choices to Live with Purpose!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Best Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment

healing chronic fatigue syndrome
Being a pioneer of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia is not an accomplishment I would post on my resume however it is significant if you’re reading this article. 

My symptoms began in 1986 and took more than two years to properly diagnosis. Back then, chronic fatigue syndrome was known as Epstein-Barr virus. 

More recently the illness is being referred to as “myalgic encephalomyelitis.” This condition ruins lives no matter what label is placed on it.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1 million Americans currently suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  And, unfortunately, after over 30 years of research, leading hospitals and research centers including the Mayo Clinic still report that there is no cure. 

But I am here to tell you otherwise. I know because I’ve been fully recovered since 1999.

During my battle with this hideous illness  that lasted nearly a decade, I considered myself fortunate to have some of the best doctors available. I was treated at one of the leading research centers for CFS/ME in the country, the Center for Persons with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in Newark, New Jersey. 

Unfortunately, a cure was never discovered. Treatment consisted of an overwhelming variety of pharmaceuticals intended to help manage symptoms and improve the quality of daily life. In my case, the pharmaceutical cocktail prepared and prescribed by the staff psychopharmacologist backfired. The side effects from the drugs were worse than the symptoms of the illness.

It was time to take matters into my hands. My recovery would take nearly three years and consist of an integrative approach developed on my own. And now I’m ready to share what I learned with you.

Watch this video interview on YouTube with Kim Hahn where I discuss parts of my journey.

If you would like to contact me about chronic fatigue syndrome treatment or any other health & wellness issue, please visit my Health and Wellness Coaching website.

More information about curing CFS and other Chronic Conditions can be found on my blog and YouTube Channel. And in the meantime, be well!