Close X
Get more out of WDDTY.com
by joining the site for free
Free 17-point plan to great health
Twice weekly e-news bulletins
Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
Sign up for free and claim your
17-point plan to great health
Free 17-point plan to great health

Twice weekly e-news bulletins

Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
OR

If you want to read our in-depth research articles or
have our amazing magazine delivered to your home
each month, then you have to pay.


Click here if you're interested
Helping you make better health choices

In shops now or delivered to your home from only £3.50 an issue!

Subscribe!

Chronic fatigue
About the author: 
WDDTY Team

Our story last time about chronic fatigue syndrome and the disregard many doctors show its victims sparked several interesting responses

Our story last time about chronic fatigue syndrome and the disregard many doctors show its victims sparked several interesting responses.

One came from a gentleman who has run a patient support group for 10 years, and he's learned to tell the difference between chronic fatigue and depression. He uses three pointers for assessing the two conditions. 1) If you ignore the fatigue and press on regardless, it tends to get better if you have depression and worse if you have chronic fatigue (or ME). 2) If you have poor tolerance of alcohol, you're more likely to have ME. 3) If you can't tolerate a normal starting dose of antidepressants, you're more likely to have ME.

Another reader, a teacher who suffers from chronic fatigue, has to stay in bed all weekend just to have enough energy to be ready for work on Monday. Her work colleagues don't sympathise, but nor does her doctor.


You may also be interested in...

Latest Tweet

About

Since 1989, WDDTY has provided thousands of resources on how to beat asthma, arthritis, depression and many other chronic conditions.

Start by looking in our fully searchable database, active and friendly community forums and the latest health news.

Positive SSL Wildcard

Facebook Twitter

Most Popular Health Website of the Year 2014

© 2010 - 2017 WDDTY Publishing Ltd.
All Rights Reserved