Treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

There is no medical way to cure this condition, but the treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is aimed at relieving the symptoms and leading a normal life eventually. The treatment for this condition includes:

  • Antidepressants: People suffering from CFS are quite likely to experience depression. Treating the depression makes it easier for them to deal with the symptoms they are experiencing. Low doses of antidepressants are also quite useful in relieving pain and improving sleeping patterns.
  • Sleeping Pills: In case you are suffering from insomnia, the fatigue and the other symptoms you experience are likely to feel much worse. In this instance, the doctor may prescribe sleeping pills to help you get the required amount of sleep.
  • Gentle Exercises: Certain types of exercises help relieve pain and increase the levels of energy in your body. Most people are advised to start off with stretching exercises and range-of-motion exercises on the first day. You should not exercise for more than a few minutes initially. If you feel more exhausted the next day, it probably means that you are overdoing it. Practicing the right amount of exercise each day will improve your strength and endurance gradually. Soon you will be able to increase the intensity and the duration of your workout session.
  • Psychological Counseling: Talking to a counselor and discussing your problems as well as the ways in which you can work around them can probably help you to feel more in control of your life. This improves your outlook dramatically, thereby enabling you to recover faster.
Studies show that a two-pronged approach combining a gentle exercise program, with psychological counseling is the most effective form of treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 
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