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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for Dummies

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You've been repeatedly poked, prodded, tested and scanned, yet, despite how awful you feel, your doctor, like many of your friends, co-workers, and family members have begun dropping subtle (and some not-so-subtle) hints that they think it's "all in your head." Maybe you're one of the lucky few CFS sufferers who've received an accurate diagnosis but nothing your health car ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published May 6th 2011 by For Dummies (first published January 1st 2007)
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Lance
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lance by: Anyone with ME, fibromalgia, or CSF
"The most sinister aspect of CFS is that despite how tired you are, nothing you do or don't makes you feel any better - not sleep, not exercise, not staying away from sugar. You're eternally exhausted."

This book was incredibly helpful for the insecurity and relative obscurity of being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). "The take-home message is that even though your collection of symptoms may not last long enough to qualify for an official CFS diagnosis, don't hesitate to obtain trea
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Jodi
Mar 09, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: health-books
CFS is always a misdiagnosis. What patients told they have 'CFS' need is a real diagnosis, not advice from 'CFS' experts.

Illnesses most often misdiagnosed as 'CFS' include Lyme disease, vitamin deficiencies, cancer, MS, Bechet's disease, thyroid and adrenal illnesses, FM and so on.

Many of the illnesses misdiagnosed as 'CFS' are testable and treatable...but only once patients and their doctors ditch the useless 'CFS' misdiagnosis. Many illneses can also be very serious or fatal if not correctly d
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