People suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome should be tested for Gluten Sensitivity – Part 1

October 29, 2009

Do you suffer from any of these symptoms?

Are you tired, so tired that you can hardly function? In addition to feeling tired do you get muscle aches and pains and possibly flu-like symptoms, such as headaches and perhaps abdominal pain and diarrhoea? And does exercising seem to make your fatigue even worse?

If you’re saying yes to these above points there’s a high chance that you suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or fibromyalgia.
Both CFS and fibromyalgia are similar syndromes but to be diagnosed with CFS, a person must satisfy the following criteria:

  • The fatigue must not be a result of another medical condition.

Doctors also look for the following symptoms when accessing CFS: sore throat; tender nymph nodes; substantial impairment in short-term memory or concentration; muscle pain; multiple joint pain without swelling or redness; headaches; unrefreshing sleep; and postexertional malaise lasting more than 24 hours.

Some GP’s confuse CFS and fibromyalgia because of their similar symptoms. The main difference between the two is the widespread pain and tenderness in the soft tissues felt by fibromyalgia sufferers. Patients have described the pain as “aching, exhausting, and nagging, and the tenderness are readily felt at certain points around the body, particularly the joints and multiple organ regions.”

In my next post I discuss the link between CFS and gluten sensitivity.

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