Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a condition wherein a person is suffering from severe tiredness and weariness. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome similar to the other Unspecified and vague body pain – Fibromyalgia and Osteoporosis makes the person feel persistently weak, in pain and feeling fatigued. In case of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, the fatigue and symptoms lasts for more than 6 months. The most heart-wrenching part is that these symptoms and fatigue are not attributable to any cause. To make it worse, bed rest does not improve the sufferer’s case.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not just feeling tired but much more than that. CFS interferes with daily life and makes it hard to function. Over the centuries, CFS has been falsely attributed to various causes, however, in recent times, with help of extensive research the disease is being better understood along with other disease causing Unspecified and vague body pain.
The main goal while conducting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is to provide symptom relief.
There are several treatment options to achieve this desired goal. These include:
- Stress Management
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
Stress Management: Overexertion, physical and emotional stress are CFS’s biggest enemy. A person with CFS should avoid stressful situations. He/She should do moderate exercise which are monitored by therapist or doctor. Light exercises and stretching for an hour before sleeping will help improve the symptoms.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): Under CBT, you can try pacing up every day moderate activities and spread it evenly throughout the day so to prevent overexertion. This well help you to stay active and reduce stress.
Medications: Antidepressants are well-known to help improve sleep and relieve depression. Many people suffering from panic disorders rely on anti-anxiety drugs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs which get the job done and help in improvising stress and overall condition. However, do not opt for strong stimulants as they might have a reverse effect by triggering the everyday cycle.
There are no specific guidelines as to how to prevent CFS as the cause of its origin is unknown. However, there are ways in which you can deal with it. The aforementioned methods would help you successfully deal with CFS.