How is Chronic Fatigue Diagnosed?

Posted by gcranor @gcranor, Aug 22 10:19am

How do they test for chronic fatigue? What can be done for chronic fatigue? I am completely exhausted every day and can’t make it out at 6:00 to a fitness class.

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@gcranor, I don't believe there is a single test for chronic fatigue. Here's some information on the topic:

"There's no single test to confirm a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome. Symptoms can mimic those of many other health problems, including:…"
— Chronic fatigue syndrome – Diagnosis & treatment: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-fatigue-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20360510

You will notice that we modified the title of your discussion to better describe your question. Before I was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea I had a lot of days where I felt really fatigued. Now I only feel that way if I over do it exercising or working in the yard. Hopefully others can share their experience with chronic fatigue. You may also be interested in the following discussions:

— Autoimmune Fatigue and/or Chronic Fatigue: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/autoimmune-fatigue-and-or-chronic-fatigue/
— Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) treatments: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-me-cfs-treatments/

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