Chronic Fatigue (General Problems)
Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue (General Problems)
1. Fatigue that is not a result of exertion and that interferes with daily activities.
2. Fatigue not relieved by rest, and continues for six months or longer.
3. More than 24 hours of weakness and fatigue after moderate exercise. Sometimes fatigue occurs one or two days later.
4. Low fever (up to 101 degrees) or chills.
5. Headaches that feel different.
6. Sore throat.
7. Painful lymph nodes.
8. Pains that spread to various joints without causing swelling or redness.
9. Temporary problems with vision and sensitivity to light.
10. Difficulty thinking or concentrating, confusion, absentmindedness, irritability.
11. Difficulty sleeping.
What to do now
1. Take painkillers such as ibuprofen, for headaches and muscle aches.
2. Stay physically active, but not to the point of becoming exhaustion.
When to call a doctor
1. If you have persistent fatigue and other symptoms of CFS.
How to prevent it
1. There is no known way to prevent chronic fatigue syndrome.