|Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a somewhat mysterious disease in which the affected individual feels extreme fatigue over a prolonged period of time. While we are all familiar with the occasional day where we seem to lack energy, CFS is far more complex and severe.
Unlike usual fatigue, which is usually helped by a few nights of good sleep and proper nutrition, the feeling of exhaustion experienced in chronic fatigue syndrome does not disappear with rest and only seems to get worse over time.
Affected individuals often feel too tired to perform routine daily tasks, and things that once brought pleasure soon become an effort.
Chronic Fatigue is often compared to a long incurable hangover with common symptoms being profound weakness, inability to concentrate or focus, listlessness and aches and pain – and while a couple of aspirin and a good nights sleep will cure a hangover – people with CFS often suffer these symptoms with little relief.