As an Osteopath we are taught to learn and understand many different conditions and illnesses, to be able to ensure the symptoms our patients present with are muscular-skeletal.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome also know as ME, can cause the following symptoms, which when focused on one at a time could be dismissed, but it’s our job as Osteopath (& student osteopath) to start to put them together to see the bigger picture.

The main symptom of CFS/ME is feeling extremely tired and generally unwell.
In addition, people with CFS/ME may have other symptoms, including:
sleep problems
muscle or joint pain
headaches
a sore throat or sore glands that aren’t swollen
problems thinking, remembering or concentrating
flu-like symptoms
feeling dizzy or sick
fast or irregular heartbeats (heart palpitations)

It’s more common in women, and tends to develop between your mid-20s and mid-40s.

To find out more visit the NHS website for further details.

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