That’s right, CFS is a real disease. Though the word syndrome refers to a pattern or set of symptoms, CFS is an affliction unto itself. Those who suffer from it aren’t just “tired all the time.” They experience a range of debilitating symptoms that may include sleep disturbances, muscle and joint pain, sore throat, headaches, and memory problems. Some complain of feeling like they’re in a state of “brain fog” where concentration and focus is difficult, if not impossible. Because there is no definitive test for diagnosing CFS, many doubt it exists and it has long carried the stigma of an invisible, or made-up, condition–one that just happens to have afflicted millions of people worldwide.
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