International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day


International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disorder characterized by extreme fatigue. Tests usually will show no  underlying medical condition. The fatigue often worsens with physical activity or with stress.  No matter how much you sleep  you often wake up feeling just as tired as when you went to sleep.

What are the symptoms of ME/CFS?

ME stands for Myalgic encephalomyelitis and CFS stands for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

  • Fatigue (mental and physical)
  • Neurological symptoms such as loss of memory or trouble concentrating
  • Sore throat
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in your neck or armpits
  • Unexplained muscle pain
  • Migrating joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Feeling tired or having extreme exhaustion after waking or upon physical activity
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Sensitivity to smells, chemicals and toxins, lights, sound, medicine and temperature changes

Invisible Illness – Stories of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Relevent Links

More extensive and detailed ME/CFS symptoms here.


There is no known cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

How do they Test for CFS?

According to Mayo Clinic there is no known testing for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The doctor will take your history, do an exam and rule out other conditions then make a clinical diagnosis on his findings.

Websites about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

ME/CFS Blogs

ME/CFS Support Groups

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Books

CFS/ME Awareness Items

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