Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Self-Assessment

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Self-Assessment

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Tiredness and feeling full of life are the two extremes that we all go through in our daily lives. But there are some people who perpetually feel tired. If you are such a person remember you may be a victim of 'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’ (Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)).
This mysterious disease originally termed as ‘The Yuppie Flu’ (Yuppie refers to a young upwardly mobile professional person) was first noticed among young professional women in their 20s and 30s. It was however wrongly attributed to burnout or depression as a consequence of the excess pressure.
The cause of the disease still remains unknown. As the symptoms resemble those associated with other illness, the condition is not easily diagnosed.

This anonymous self-test helps you find out if you are at a risk of falling a victim to the silent chronic disorder.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Self-Assessment
Gender Male Female
Select your Age
Ethnicity
Answer all the questions
1. Have you experienced fatigue or tiredness for a prolonged period of time (6 months or more) despite adequate rest and not working overtly hard? YesNo
2. Are you able to do only less than 50% of the work you usually do, because of tiredness? YesNo
3. Have you experienced 4 or more of the following symptoms over a period of six months or more?
a. Problems with short term memory or ability to concentrate YesNo
b. Sore throat YesNo
c. Tenderness or pain in the lymph nodes located around the neck or armpits YesNo
d. Muscle pain YesNo
e. Pain in multiple joints with swelling or redness YesNo
f. New type of headaches that vary in pattern and severity YesNo
g. Unrefreshing sleep YesNo
h. Feeling tired for more than 24 hours after exercise? YesNo
4. Despite the presence of above-mentioned symptoms, has your doctor been unable to identify any illness that could explain the feeling of fatigue? YesNo
Note: These symptoms should either be persistent or occurring repeatedly over the specified time period.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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geepee, India

I am diabetic on insuline (m-28,n-18,units/day)& 73 years young . Of late after about 30-40 minutes of cardio plus weights exercise in the morning , I feel very tired & need to sleep . As such the whole day is gone & no other work done. I wonder why ?

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