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A Presentation to the Foothills Fibromyalgia/CFIDS Support Network April 25, 2006 BY: Jean P. Patterson, Member Design help by: Chris Patterson, Member. An Introduction to Chronic Fatigue. An Introduction to Chronic Fatigue. Some Interesting Facts
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A Presentation to the Foothills Fibromyalgia/CFIDS Support Network April 25, 2006 BY: Jean P. Patterson, Member Design help by: Chris Patterson, Member An Introduction to Chronic Fatigue

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An Introduction to Chronic Fatigue Some Interesting Facts Often the subject of skepticism and once in a while jokes, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/CFIDS) is assessed by distributed medicinal analysts to influence 400,000 to 900,000 grown-ups in the United States. Numerous individuals with CFIDS have gotten to be unemployed or compelled to live on inability. Explore concentrates on have had blended results, hampering understanding and the advancement of appropriate medicines. Models for distinguishing CFIDS patients are gradually being settled upon.

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An Introduction to Chronic Fatigue The Definition Since 1994, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/CFIDS) has had a definition: Persistent or backsliding weariness of no less than 6 months term that is not eased by rest This weakness must bring about noteworthy lessening of exercises. The exhaustion must not be logical by therapeutic or psychiatric conditions.

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An Introduction to Chronic Fatigue Additionally there must be minimum 4 of the 8 taking after settled upon manifestations: After movement, weariness that is out of extent to the action Impaired memory or focus Non-reviving rest Headaches Muscle Pain Joint Pain Sore throat Tender cervical hubs (neck)

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An Introduction to Chronic Fatigue Trying to Diagnose CFS/CFIDS 2003 International CFS Study Group Recommendations to Standardize Measurements of the Major Symptoms (1) The Medical Outcomes Survey Short Form-36 (SF-36), to quantify practical hindrance (2) The Checklist of Individual Strength (CIS) or the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI) to give a measure of the individual\'s exhaustion that would not change from specialist to specialist (3) The CDC Symptom Inventory to record the event, span and seriousness of the patient\'s side effects

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The SF-36 decides utilitarian impedance in 8 ranges: Limitations in physical exercises (physical capacity) Limitations in common part exercises on account of physical wellbeing issues (part physical) Limitations in normal part because of enthusiastic issues (part passionate) Bodily agony General wellbeing recognitions (general wellbeing) (vitality and weakness) Social capacity General psychological wellness The MFI evaluates: General weakness Physical weariness Mental weakness Reduced inspiration Reduced action An Introduction to Chronic Fatigue

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An Introduction to Chronic Fatigue The scores for every part of the SF-36 are totaled. The scores for every part of the MFI are totaled. For both the SF-36 and the MFI, higher scores show more prominent weakness. An exceptional recipe joins the above scores with The CDC Symptom Inventory results to make a last score that shows the seriousness of the patient\'s indications. This score could be comprehended by any doctor who treats CFIDS patients.

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An Introduction to Chronic Fatigue Other doctors are taking a shot at option tests. One such test is the tilt table test. In this test the patient lays on a table and is raised from laying to standing a little at once as his/her pulse is measured. The specialists are finding that numerous CFIDS patients have a lower circulatory strain in the vertical position than in the sitting or laying position. These patients enhance when they expend more salt, raising the pulse.

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An Introduction to Chronic Fatigue Treatments A recent report demonstrated that treatment of CFIDS and fibromyalgia (FM) patients as per their manifestations brought about noteworthy change. The viability of medicines differs from medication to sedate as well as from patient to persistent. The doctor and patient may need to cooperate to locate the best medication or non-tranquilize treatment to facilitate the patient\'s manifestations. At present, the medications and substances being tried/utilized are for the most part similar ones utilized by and for fibromyalgia patients. Extra tests are being done on Ampligen, Isoprinosine, thalidomide, against TNFa, monoclonal Ab, development hormone, cortisol, plasma extension, and thoughtful and parasympathetic stimulants/inhibitors.

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An Introduction to Chronic Fatigue Nancy Klimas, MD\'s Recommendations To decide or take out CFIDS: have CBC, metabolic board, and celiac tests performed. Have the intracellular B-12 vitamin checked. To calm the fiery reaction, utilize peppermint enhanced concentrates containing omega-3 unsaturated fats; however the Vitamin E ought not surpass 400 mg for each day. Ladies require minerals, men require vitamins, especially the B\'s. She specified studies that the accompanying likewise might be useful: N-acytylcysteine, alph lipoic corrosive, NADH, Vitamin C, magnesium, sodium, zinc, l-tryptophan, L carnitine, co-Q10, and fundamental unsaturated fats.

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An Introduction to Chronic Fatigue Peter Rowe MD\'s Recommendations/Comments He concurred with Dr. Klimas furthermore included that he has found that 400mg of vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin) a day is useful for headache migraines. A CFIDS quiet less than 10 years old is uncommon. Generally CFIDS begins at pubescence. Charles Lapp MD\'s Recommendation He additionally concurred with Dr. Klimas and reminded that malic corrosive is useful for fibromyalgia.

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