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Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Frequently Asked Questions

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Updated February 14, 2012

Understanding chronic fatigue syndrome is difficult, and a diagnosis can raise more questions than answers. To help you get started, look through these frequently asked questions.

We all get tired -- it's part of life, and it can be hard to view it as an illness.
Aren't people with chronic fatigue syndrome just "tired" instead of "sick"?

Exercise is proven to boost energy and mood, and it's very common for well-meaning people to tell those with chronic fatigue syndrome it would help them.
Why can't people with chronic fatigue syndrome exercise for an energy boost?

Chronic fatigue syndrome and depression share some common symptoms, and often people think the condition is all in someone's head, or is a psychological problem.
Is chronic fatigue syndrome a psychological condition?

Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia have really similar symptoms and treatments, and some websites seem to use the terms interchangably.
Are Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome the Same Thing?

These articles can also help you understand chronic fatigue syndrome:

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  3. Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue
  4. ME/CFS Basics
  5. Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Get Help Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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