Health Conditions

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a condition of prolonged and severe tiredness or weariness (fatigue) that is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other conditions.

Symptoms of CFS are similar to those of most common viral infections ie. muscle aches, headache, and fatigue. They come on within a few hours or days and may last for 6 months or more.

Chronic Fatigue Main Symptoms

  • A new onset of unexplained, persistent fatigue or tiredness, unrelated to exertion and not relieved by bed rest, that causes a significant reduction in previous activity levels.
  • Fatigue that is severe enough to restrict activity

Other Symptoms – (4 or more lasting 6 months or longer)

  • Post-exertional fatigue, where physical or mental exertions bring on extreme, prolonged exhaustion
  • Un-refreshing sleep
  • Impaired memory or concentration
  • Headaches, different from previous headaches in quality, severity, or pattern
  • Joint pain, often moving from joint to joint, without joint swelling or redness
  • Lymph node tenderness in the neck or armpit
  • Mild fever (101º F or less)
  • Muscle aches (myalgias)
  • Muscle weakness, all over or multiple locations, not explained by any known disorder
  • Sore throat

How We Treat CFS At LifeWorks

We have treated many Tampa Bay residents with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at our Clearwater clinic. The key is to find the underlying toxic influence that has disabled the body’s energy producing systems. This is usually a combination of a viral infection, toxin load of heavy metals or chemicals, and an unhealthy digestive system. Malnutrition is also looked for and is very common with deficiencies of magnesium, iodine, Vitamin D, nearly always present. We actually specialize in these difficult cases.

If you can relate to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, we’d love to assist you at our Clearwater clinic. For more information call us at 727 466 6789.

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About Dr. Minkoff

In 1995, Dr. Minkoff's wife became ill and her physicians couldn't find what was wrong. Not accepting their "no hope" conclusion, Dr. Minkoff went on a search to help her which led him out of emergency medicine into complementary and alternative medicine to find the answers. In the process he gained expertise in Biological medicine, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. The answers he found were soon in demand when others learned of his wife’s return to good health. In response to this, he and his wife, Sue Minkoff RN established LifeWorks Wellness Center in 1997 and it quickly became one of the most comprehensive complementary and alternative medicine clinics in the U.S.