Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Often Left Undiagnosed

We all lead busy lives, we wake up early, sleep late, but often our body gets used to sleeping a certain amount of hours, where once it gets used to a routine, you no longer feel tired. Yet, people with chronic fatigue syndrome suffer an unexplained and extreme feeling of tiredness that can last not just a couple of days, but months if not years, if left undiagnosed.

tired womanThe Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee estimates that as many as 2.5 million Americans have chronic fatigue syndrome and at least 84% of them have not been diagnosed.

What are the symptoms?

You experience debilitating fatigue to the point where it reduces your ability to function on a day-to-day basis.

You feel worse when you push your limits, whether it’s physical, mental, or emotional, you do an activity that makes you feel like you’re going to collapse from tiredness or pain.

You often wake up tired, even when you sleep well. You wake up feeling like you haven’t slept at all.

Your brain feels sluggish, you forget things, have difficulty paying attention, problem-solving, and planning.