Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is sometimes misdiagnosed as Neurasthenia

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Neurasthenia, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Chronic fatigue syndrome also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis is a condition define by extreme fatigue that lasts for over six months and isn’t linked to any other medical condition. Fatigue must worsen with physical or mental activity and does not improve with rest. Symptoms include sleep that does not improve fatigue, difficulties with memory, concentration and focus, dizziness that worsens with moving from lying down to sitting to standing, sore throat, headaches, enlarged lymph nodes in neck or armpits, and unexplained muscle or joint pain. Chronical fatigue syndrome can be misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia, neurasthenia, chemical sensitivities, chronic mononucleosis, hypothyroidism, sleep apnoea, narcolepsy, depression, eating disorders, cancers, and multiple sclerosis.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Persistent fatigue, unexplained muscle or joint pain, dizziness, unrefreshing sleep, extreme exhaustion after physical or mental exercise, problems with memory or concentration, sore throat, headaches, enlarged lymph nodes in neck or armpits

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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