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Treatments Options For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Aug 17, 2007
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a condition marked by extreme fatigue, muscle pain, reduction in cognitive abilities and a host of other symptoms. It is extremely difficult to diagnose as there is no definitive test that can be done to tell if you have the syndrome. While no one knows what causes it, some think that it may be triggered by certain environmental toxins, viruses or bacteria, and also have a genetic predisposition.

This can be a debilitating condition and it's no wonder that people are desperately seeking new treatment options for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. While there is no treatment specifically for chronic fatigue, there are treatments that can help alleviate the symptoms. Here are some treatment options including medicines and more natural treatments.

Medications and Procedures

Provigil is a medicine sometimes used to treat the symptom which can help with mental alertness and positive attitude. It is relatively free from side effects and need only be taken once a day. Effexor is an antidepressant that can help alleviate some of the pain associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as well as help with fatigue and mental clarity. Neurontin is an anticonvulsant which may be effective in treating sleep disorders, headaches, anxiety and mood problems as well as the pain associated with chronic fatigue.

In addition to medications you may want to investigate whether or not a food allergy is exacerbating your problems for diagnostic testing, try using an elimination diet to pinpoint foods that trigger chronic fatigue and also think about having all your amalgam fillings removed as a sensitivity to mercury can cause immune system problems and fatigue.

Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional supplements can help your body feel it's best and there are some that can help people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in particular. Magnesium is of vital mineral and many people do not get enough of it has been shown In studies to help improve the fatigue associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as well as relieve muscle aches. Injections of vitamin B12 can help you sleep wake cycle and provide better sleep.

Alternative Therapies

Many people are turning to alternative therapies and treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Aromatherapy is one that may be able to help and in particular lavender oil which has a soothing and relaxing effect may help manage chronic pain. acupuncture can restore balance to your body and help your overall health. Massage is relaxing and can help the blood flow in your body and also may increase the amount of endorphins which can help alleviate pain. Chiropractic can also help restore the energy flow in your body. Something as simple as ice pack can reduce pain by relieving inflammation at the site of the pain.

There are many herbs that are sent to help with the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome but you doctor may not be aware of them. If you find an alternative medicine doctor or an honorable a second help you be sure to discuss and the herbs you think about taking a medical professional to be sure that it will not interact adversely with any other medications you are taking.
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Lee Dobbins writes for http://chronicfatigue.topicgiant.com where you can learn more about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and it's treatments.
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