Are you so tired that you can hardly function? Do you always seem to feel exhausted no matter how much sleep you get? Do you experience pain in your muscles and joints that just doesn’t seem to go away? You may have the condition known a chronic fatigue syndrome, an affliction that affects thousands of people just like you every day.
My name is Dr. Robert Jones and I am going to outline the basics behind this debilitating disease that is often mistaken for Lyme disease or Fibromyalgia.
You don’t need to have your life impaired by the demands of this condition. You can put chronic fatigue in its place and carry on with your day.
More than Just Being Tired
Many people think that chronic fatigue syndrome is simply characterized by a frequent need for rest. However, it is much more complex than that.
Chronic fatigue syndrome can often feel like one has the flu, as their body aches all over. Their joints and muscles cry out in pain, and after weeks of experiencing the problem, an individual knows that something is seriously wrong.
The disease can also affect a person’s brain function, in that their memory and ability to concentrate may be impaired. They may even have a headache and may have a sudden sensitivity to light and sound.
Perhaps you can relate to these symptoms. Maybe you thought you had some other ailment because of the variety of warning signs and that you have been struggling with. There is a good chance that you may have chronic fatigue syndrome, but it is important to find out for sure.
The Mystery Disease
While researchers are still working to discover the exact causes of chronic fatigue syndrome, there are currently several suspects that are presumed to trigger the disease.
Some of the most likely contributors to chronic fatigue are:
- Environmental factors
- Food Sensitivities
- Overactive immune system, causing an inflamed nervous system
- Low blood pressure
Studies have revealed that sometimes the immune system may think that it is fighting an infection even when it is not, thus causing the body to overwork. Most commonly, this condition affects women aged 30-50, and is not normally given a definitive diagnosis until an individual has suffered with the symptoms for at least six months. Doctors normally need to analyze a patient’s condition to ensure that the individual is not dealing with a similar disease, like Lyme disease or Fibromyalgia.
It is important to seek medical help as early as possible so proper evaluation can begin sooner than later. Every month that you put off obtaining help is another month added onto your suffering. You certainly don’t want that, do you?
Obtaining to a Definitive Diagnosis
Because the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome are so similar to other common diseases, it is important that each aspect of your suffering is tested completely to rule out other ailments.
You will need to schedule time with a medical professional to discuss how you have been feeling, your family history, the duration of your symptoms, etc. You may also need to make various appointments for proper testing.
The following is a list of some of the diseases whose warning signs are similar with those of chronic fatigue syndrome:
- Lyme Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Auto Immune Disorder
- Kidney Disease
- Liver Disease
As you can see, what you are experiencing could be any one of these conditions. Therefore, it is important to seek a conclusive diagnosis and not make any assumptions about what you have or don’t have.
One thing I’m sure you agree with is that you need to get your life back. Every time you have difficulty pulling yourself out of bed, or getting dressed, or spending time with the family without feeling completely exhausted is a warning sygnal to seek help. You NEED to do it, both for yourself and for the ones you love.
The Good News
Although there are no known absolute cures for chronic fatigue syndrome, there are a number of natural therapies available to help people feel like themselves again. That is where I come in. I want to help you to tackle chronic fatigue head-on and give you a sense of freedom in your life. I encourage you to schedule an appointment with me so we can get started sooner than later.
Not only can I work with you to diagnose the physical symptoms that you are dealing with, but together we will create an effective treatment plan that can help love life again. Nobody wants to be stuck in bed all day. If you have been blessed with a family to take care of, and have a house full of beautiful children to raise, you need the energy to be able to keep up with all of your little ones.
Wouldn’t it be nice to make dinner, plant a flower garden, play with your children or drive to the store without feeling exhausted and sore? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to not seem as if you have come down with an unending flu? It is possible! And it’s time to teach chronic fatigue syndrome who’s the boss!
With this in mind, I would like to offer you a Free Consultation so that we can discuss your specific symptoms, their severity, and how we can study your condition so that we can come to a conclusive diagnosis.
To take advantage of this Free Consultation , please complete the form below. My office will then be in touch with you promptly to set up an appointment at your convenience.
I look forward to speaking with you or seeing you in person very soon and giving you the best care possible!