Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

What are the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia?

They are very similar. Both can include extreme unrelenting fatigue, loss of memory or concentration, muscle pain, and headaches. CFS can include enlarged lymph nodes and sore throat. Fibromyalgia is often characterized by specific tender points in the body, and patients can also experience anxiety and irritable bowel syndrome, among other symptoms. Both disease often result depression. Who wouldn’t be depressed if they felt this way?

There is Hope!!

Often, patients diagnosed with either of these conditions feel hopeless. These diseases are debilitating and can cause people to be unable to function. However, about 75% of the people that come to Dr. Markowitz’ office for these conditions learn something hidden and treatable has caused their symptoms.

What should I do?

Call the office (248) 681-0360 or contact us via Email. Be prepared to bring in copies of all your previous lab work, if you can. Often Dr. Markowitz can spot things that other diagnosticians have missed. If you have been diagnosed with CFS or Fibromyalgia, you may discover there is something new. You may be able to improve the quality of your life!

Interesting links

    ABC news covers CFS

    Some diseases mimic Fibromyalgia

    Scientists ask that CFS suffers are recognized more seriously

    Can Yoga help with Fibromyalgia? Maybe!