chronic fatigue vs chronic fatigue syndrome

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by LindaJones, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. LindaJones

    LindaJones New Member

    What is the difference between chronic fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome?
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  2. ladybugmandy

    ladybugmandy Member

    you can have fatigue that is chronic with many illnesses: cancer, heart disease, etc.

    chronic fatigue syndrome refers specifically to an illness related to the performance of the immune system and its possible disregulation.

    the difference becomes more vague if you consider the view that chronic fatigue syndrome could arise from ongoing, chronic infections.
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  3. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Active Member

    "Chronic Fatigue" is a symptom. You can have chronic fatigue from the flu, a cold, cancer, heart disease, depression, stress, anemia, lupus, not sleeping well, etc.
  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    is a sympton as TigerLilea says. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a group of symptoms.

    For me, chronic fatigue syndrome means sleep pattern is disturbed and sleep is not
    refreshing; depression; lack of energy, brain fog i.e., confusion and forgetfulness.