Health Tip: Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome02/24/11
(HealthDay News) -- Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can make even
the simplest daily activities -- such as taking a shower or getting
dressed -- completely exhausting, the Womenshealth.gov Web site
The site offers these suggestions for coping with CFS:
- Keep a log of your activities, and when your symptoms are
- Avoid doing things that seem to worsen fatigue and other
- Work with an occupational therapist to help you learn to do
things in ways that conserve your energy.
- Compare how much energy you feel like you had during the day to
how much energy you actually used. This may slowly help you gain
more energy over time.
- Don't push yourself too hard physically, mentally or
- Take any prescription and over-the-counter medications
recommended by your doctor.
- Before trying any alternative therapies, such as yoga or
massage, talk to your doctor first.
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