C.F.S/M.E Symptoms List...

Although.. it's name.. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.. (CFS) merely trivializes the illness of that of one of of just being tired.. it brings along with it other characteristics.. which to the sufferer prove to be disabling and debilitating.

Although this condition is mainly characterized my it's incapacitating fatigue... and flu -like symptoms.. such as pain in the joints and muscles.. sore throat, headache... unrefreshing sleep.. the most distinctive characteristic is post-exertional malaise.. a worsening of symptoms followed by any mental or physical exertion... which can occur 12-48 hours after the exertion.. other characteristics of (CFS)...

Other symptoms...

Many C.F.S/M.E patients have reported additional symptom's.. which may include

Although the above information is more on an informative level... the severity of the illness.. to the sufferers.. is disabling and debilitating...

As a whole... living with C.F.S/M.E can prove to be frustrating.. as the lifestyle that once was taken for granted... as now been exchanged with one of living with frustration as we constantly battle to survive.. amidst our symptoms...

Myself... I contracted (CFS) 4 years ago... after a bad bout of the flu... A year later... after numerous visits to the doctor... I was then sent to a specialist and diagnosed...

Since then, my symptoms through the years... have been of...

If I had broken my leg... had a plaster on it.. boarded a bus only to find that all the seats were taken... someone.. would have risen from there seat.. and offered it to me... but as my illness.. tends to be invisible... I'm left standing on the bus... as no-one will give up there seat... they see no reason to do it.... but there is a reason.... and maybe one day... they will see... realise... and understand.

But on a hopeful note... The percentage of (CFS) patients who recover is unknown... there is some evidence to indicate that the sooner a person is treated, the better the chance of improvement. This means early diagnosis and treatment are important... for the afflicted...

 


 

We have started a discussion on our CFS forum to see what additional symptoms of C.F.S./M.E. that fellow sufferers are experiencing, or have experienced during their time of having this illness...

You can find them by clicking the following link:

Symptoms of C.F.S./M.E.

If you have any symptoms that are NOT on the list, please register on our forum and let us know what they are...