Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome | Fatigued lady pouring coffee by her computer | Tim Louis & Company Law in Vancouver

In general, in order to receive a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome, a patient must satisfy two criteria:

Have severe chronic fatigue of six months or longer duration with other known medical conditions excluded by clinical diagnosis, and concurrently have four or more of the following symptoms: substantial impairment in short-term memory or concentration, sore throat, tender lymph nodes, muscle pain, multi-joint pain without swelling or redness, headaches of a new type, pattern or severity, unrefreshing sleep, and post-exertional malaise lasting more than 24 hours.

The symptoms must have persisted or recurred during six or more consecutive months of illness and must not have predated the fatigue.

Contact Tim Louis if you have been diagnosed with symptoms of fatigue and lethargy as chronic fatigue syndrome.