Definition of Fatigue & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
CFS is characterized by debilitating fatigue and other persistent problems, such as low-grade fever, sore throat, insomnia or drowsiness, inability to concentrate, pain in the muscles and joints, enlarged or painful lymph nodes, general muscle weakness, headaches, forgetfulness, excessive irritability, confusion, difficulty in thinking, depression and lack of interest in life.
Case Study: Computer Keyboard and Plastics Causing Fatigue
"We treated Stan, a 28-year-old computer programmer who began to feel extreme fatigue a year after he started working iwth a well-known computer firm. He had a wife and two children. When he started experiencing incapacitating exhaustion, he began dreading his work. His output also started to slow down. He was diagnosed as having "chronic fatigue syndrome". His energy was drained to the pint that he was unable to walk without assistance. Finally, he had to file for disability. His health improved when he was away from work for a while. Once he returned to work, his problems started all over — even though he was given regular physical therapy and supportive treatments.
After four years of illness, he was referred to our office and it was discovered that he was highly allergic to plastic products and his computer keyboard. He was also allergic to computer radiation. After he was treated by NAET for plastics, keyboard, and radiation, he was able to resume his regular work."
- Dr. Devi Nambudripad
- text taken from Say Good-bye to Illness by Dr. Devi Nambudripad