Chronic fatigue syndrome (sometimes shortened to chronic fatigue) is a disorder characterized by extreme tiredness with no known cause. Individuals with chronic fatigue often don't have any other known medical conditions that could be causing the fatigue. The fatigue usually doesn't improve even after the individual has gotten a good night's sleep, and could get worse after strenuous physical or mental activity. There isn't a specific test to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome, which means patients may have to undergo several evaluations so other health conditions can be ruled out. Treatment for chronic fatigue is focused on reducing the symptoms of the condition.
Pain Relief Medication
Pain relief medication can effectively treat chronic fatigue by relieving the discomfort associated with the condition. Pain is sometimes associated with this condition, and if pain receptors are not as active, it's more likely an individual experiencing chronic fatigue will be able to get a good night's sleep, or at least function better throughout the day. Doctors may recommend over-the-counter medications for relieving pain, such as ibuprofen or acetylsalicylic acid. Medicines containing acetaminophen may also soothe muscle and joint pain associated with chronic fatigue. In severe cases, physicians may recommend strong pain medication to alleviate symptoms.