By Susan R. Lisman M.D., Karla Dougherty
You’ve been again and again poked, prodded, confirmed and scanned, but, regardless of how lousy you're feeling, your health professional, like lots of your folks, co-workers, and family have started losing sophisticated (and a few not-so-subtle) tricks that they believe it’s “all on your head.” possibly you’re one of many fortunate few CFS victims who’ve got a correct analysis yet not anything your medical professional does turns out to assist. good, you’re now not on my own. in line with contemporary estimates, of the nearly 800,000 americans with CFS, greater than ninety% were misdiagnosed, brushed off, or aren't receiving right remedy.
Don’t depression, aid has arrived. Written by means of a countrywide specialist who has effectively handled ratings of CFS sufferers in her personal perform, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for Dummies offers the data and instruments you want to beat CFS and come again to residing a regular existence. In simple English surgeon Susan Lisman fills you in on:
- What CFS is, the way you get it, and the way it results your body
- Its significant indicators and caution signs
- Getting a correct diagnosis
- Avoiding occasions that may be making you sicker
- Teaming up with the proper healthcare professional and crafting a remedy plan
- The premiere medications, treatments and replacement approaches
- Coping with CFS on your own lives
Packed with checklists, self-tests, questionnaires, and different robust instruments, and that includes many inspiring real-life tales of sufferers who’ve licked CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for Dummies places you at the street to recovery.
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Depression and other mental disorders: A clinical depression that makes you feel hopeless and helpless, or generalized anxiety that threatens to overwhelm you can mimic CFS. A thorough evaluation, specialized questionnaires, and some medical tests can help distinguish between common mood disorders and CFS. ߜ Eating disorders: If you don’t eat, have poor nutrition, or throw up after you eat, you’re going to be tired and have numerous unexplained symptoms. Period. ߜ Autoimmune disease: The symptoms of certain autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, can mimic those of CFS.
CFS is a complicated condition — and it doesn’t go away that easily. In the following sections, you can see the difference between fatigue and being tired, as well as find out how doctors are trying to narrow the definition of fatigue. Comparing fatigue to being just plain tired You know when you’re exhausted, and you usually know why. You’ve been sick. You’re burning the candle at both ends. Emotional tensions or financial problems are stealing your mojo. Your boss is overbearing. Maybe you’re exercising too much.
It also gave Cynthia a framework to provide help and improve their communication about what was going on with Randall and their relationship. Today, Randall is doing better, but he keeps a lighter routine than before. He paces his activities and takes rest periods throughout his day. He sees a therapist every week to help him (and sometimes Cynthia, too) adjust to the changes in his life brought on by illness. He uses coping strategies when faced with stress, and he isn’t afraid to reach out and ask for help from people in his CFS support group.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome For Dummies by Susan R. Lisman M.D., Karla Dougherty