Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment
There is no cure for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The symptoms of CFS usually resolve over months to years. Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome focuses on relieving the symptoms of the illness. Therapy often includes gradual exercise, a balanced diet, and life-style changes to reduce stress. Mental health counseling and behavioral therapy may also be beneficial. In some cases, pain may be treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Additional treatment may be required for symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome may include:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Do I need to lose weight?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- Do I need a special exercise program?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
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