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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Gradually Figuring Out What's Wrong

Saturday 16 November 2019

 

From Harvard Medical School's Harvard Medical Publishing:

 

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Chronic fatigue syndrome: Gradually figuring out what’s wrong

By Anthony Komaroff, MD
Editor in Chief, Harvard Health Letter
November 14, 2019
© 2010 - 2019 Harvard University. All rights reserved.

In 1983, a health professional in her 30s walked into my office and said, “I’ve been healthy all of my life. A year ago, I came down with some kind of virus — sore throat, aching muscles, swollen lymph glands, fever. My fatigue was so bad I was in bed for nearly a week. Many of the symptoms gradually improved, but the terrible fatigue and difficulty thinking have not gotten better. They’re so bad I can’t fulfill my responsibilities at home or at work. This illness is affecting my brain, stealing my energy, and affecting my immune system. It’s keeping me from realizing my dreams.”

There’s a piece of advice attributed to a famous physician, William Osler, that every medical student probably has heard: “Listen to your patient. The patient is telling you the diagnosis.” But I wasn’t sure it applied in this case.

 

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