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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, CFS - Anxiety Like Medical Condition

Last updated: May 30, 2020


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, CFS

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) drains a person’s energy to the point that they are unable to attend to their normal activities of daily life. The fatigue is prolonged in nature and may last anywhere from a month to years. Chronic fatigue syndrome affects twice as many women as men.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Feeling of being in a fog and unable to concentrate or remember
  • Headaches
  • Low-grade fever (100.4 F) and chills
  • Muscle and joint aches
  • Severe fatigue that comes on suddenly, especially after you've had the flu
  • Sore throat and swollen glands

The cause of CFS is unknown, but some believe that a virus may be responsible. There appears to be a correlation between extreme stress or anxiety, poor nutritional patterns, and flu-like symptoms that linger on.

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