Chronic Fatigue (CFS/ME)
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a serious, long-term illness that affects many body systems. People with ME/CFS are often not able to do their usual activities. At times, ME/CFS may confine them to bed. People with ME/CFS have severe fatigue and sleep problems. ME/ CFS may get worse after people with the illness try to do as much as they want or need to do. This symptom is known as postexertional malaise (PEM). Other symptoms can include problems with thinking and concentrating, pain, and dizziness.
Some of the Most Common Symptoms:
How is it diagnosed?
Without a definitive test or biomarker to confirm the presence or absence of a substance or disease we have to establish an evaluation of the individual and personalize their story. This begins with a personal history, medical history, physical exam, blood work (individualized for each patient) and other diagnostic work to best determine the origin of your condition. A diagnosis of ME/CFS is done by a series of questions and evaluating the answers.
How is it treated?
Treatment usually targets the cause of the condition as well as support the immune system and energy levels of the patient.
Some treatment plans may include some or all of the following:
- Physical Activity – begin light activity as tolerated
- Massage Therapy and Acupuncture
- Prescription Medications – targeted ateither the cause (infection or hormones or other), or medications to keep you alert and awake
- Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements
Which is a 30 minute office visit. This visit needs to be performed in person if at all possible. If this is not possible please contact our office and we can set up a telemedicine visit at the same price and timeframe. We will discuss your history, family history, when you began to feel less than normal, the process that likely led to your condition, the path toward wellness which may be slowing the progression of your condition, halting your current condition and our hope of helping you recover as much as possible your previous health. There are no guarantees in medicine and we do not claims that you will definitely be cured.
This is a 15 minute visit. This visit may be performed by an in office visit or telemedicine. This visit will be performed 2 months after your first visit or before if you feel that you need to be seen.
This is a 15 minute visit. This visit may be performed by an in office visit or telemedicine. This visit will be performed 4 months after your second visit or 6 months after your initial visit and will also require us to get labs prior to your visit. The cost of the labs will be dependent upon which infections we are looking for and any other labs that are necessary for your continued care.
This is a 15 minute visit unless you feel it needs to be a 30 minute visit then the cost will be $159. This visit will be performed 6 months after the 3rd visit. This visit also requires us to get labs and track your progress. This will let us know if your treatment needs to go beyond the standard protocol of 1 year. If this is the case, all following visits will be 15 minutes and billed at $119. Again, if you feel you need a 30 minute visit it will be billed at $159.
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