How to Manage Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

April 18, 2023by Phenix Health

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex illness. It affects people of all ages and genders.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating condition that can have a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life. It is characterized by persistent fatigue that is not alleviated by rest or sleep and can be accompanied by a range of other symptoms, including headaches, muscle pain, and cognitive difficulties.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Management

At Phenix Health, we understand the challenges that individuals with CFS face and are committed to providing online prescription services and telehealth consultations to support those managing this condition.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

ME/CFS symptoms can be difficult to manage, but there are ways to reduce them and improve your quality of life. Your doctor can help you find the right treatment for your condition.


Rest is important for people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) to maintain a healthy energy level. Having a consistent sleep schedule can help you get a good night’s rest, and taking regular breaks during the day can reduce the stress that can cause symptoms.

Pacing is a strategy that helps you manage your energy levels so that you don’t overdo activity and exercise, which can increase your fatigue and lead to post-exertional malaise (PEM). You may need to keep an activity diary to track how many hours you are able to be active at one time.

Some people who have CFS may find it difficult to rest, especially during a relapse or when they are in the middle of a bad phase, which usually lasts for days to weeks. You should talk with your doctor about a rest schedule that works for you and that allows you to maintain your usual sleep pattern.

REST, or Resource-Oriented Systems Transference, is a way for web servers to interact with clients through an Application Programming Interface (API). Instead of using XML or RPC protocols, servers use REST to send and receive data.

Clients send HTTP GET requests to a server, which provides information about the resources available to the client. In return, the server sends back a response with encoded information about the URI and URL of each resource.

Whenever relevant, the server includes in its response hyperlinks or hypermedia that link to other related resources. This makes it easier for the client to navigate a large collection of resources, as well as to perform further operations on them.

The REST architecture also features architectural constraints, which describe how the server processes and responds to each request. These constraints are designed to reduce the complexity of building an API, and make it easier for developers to integrate software applications.

Compared to SOAP, which is an older standard that requires developers to write code to connect two services, REST provides an easy-to-understand interface for communicating with servers. It’s also stateless and cacheable, which means that the server can store the information needed to process a client’s requests without having to reprocess it each time.


Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and can help with a number of chronic health conditions. It can reduce the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and obesity and improve many other aspects of a person’s health.

Generally, exercise should be a part of every healthy person’s daily routine. However, for people living with chronic illnesses, it can be difficult to find the energy to get moving on a regular basis.

If you are a person with chronic fatigue syndrome, exercise can be very helpful in managing your illness. It can boost your mood, increase your strength and help you feel better overall.

However, before starting an exercise program, it is important to talk to your doctor. He or she can make sure that the exercise is safe for you and won’t cause further damage.

To get started, it is a good idea to begin with a low-impact exercise such as walking and slowly increase the length of time that you are exercising. Warming up and cooling down are also important to help your body adjust to the increased energy demands.

For people with ME/CFS, it is also important to pace the exercise. They must be careful not to exceed their energy envelope or they could experience post-exertional malaise, a condition in which the cells in your body don’t make enough energy and the patient feels worse rather than better after exercise.

This may be particularly true if you are not used to vigorous aerobic activity, such as running or cycling. You might be able to tolerate a stationary bike or some light weight lifting, such as 1- or 2-pound dumbbells.

Once you are accustomed to the exercise, you should try to do it on a regular basis, such as 5 times a week. You should gradually increase the duration and intensity of each session until you are able to do it without suffering too much pain or discomfort.

The most important thing is to listen to your body and stop when it starts to hurt. You should not continue with exercise when you feel tired, achy or overheated.


If you have chronic fatigue syndrome, it is important to eat healthy foods. A diet high in protein, carbohydrates and fat can help your body recover from the extreme fatigue caused by this condition. But it also has to be low in sugar, salt and inflammatory foods that can make you feel even more tired.

People with CFS have trouble sleeping and have difficulty functioning at work, school or other activities that require mental and physical energy. They also have muscle and joint pain, fatigue and headaches. They may have problems concentrating and are often depressed.

The first step in managing chronic fatigue syndrome is to get a doctor’s diagnosis. The doctor will examine you and look for symptoms that are consistent with the disorder, such as a sore throat, headaches, joint or muscle pain, and a change in your ability to sleep. If you have these symptoms at least half the time with moderate, substantial or severe intensity for 6 months or more, doctors can make a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome.

Many people with CFS experience flare-ups of their symptoms triggered by intense physical activity or stress. These flare-ups can last days or weeks. Pacing, or limiting the amount of activity you do and resting between activities, can reduce these flare-ups.

A good diet should include plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and whole grains. It should also be low in saturated fat and fried or processed foods. You should drink a lot of water, too.

Some doctors recommend eliminating gluten and foods with a lot of sugar from your diet as they can aggravate symptoms, says Montoya. She advises experimenting with different types of foods to find out what makes you feel your best.

Another important part of a healthy diet is eating enough protein to keep your energy levels up. A good source of protein is lean meat, fish, poultry or eggs. Eating more whole grains and complex carbohydrate foods such as brown rice, quinoa or sweet potatoes can also improve your overall health and make you feel better.

It is also essential to eat lots of fibre, as fiber can help prevent fatigue. It can also increase your feeling of fullness and improve your digestion.


Those who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome can often benefit from the help of a counselor. Counseling helps individuals cope with their symptoms and learn strategies for managing their condition.

Counseling also helps individuals deal with their emotions and build coping skills for stress. Many people with CFS also find that counseling can be a valuable tool for overcoming fears and feelings of depression or anxiety related to the illness.

In a study, researchers found that patients who received counseling and exercise therapy combined with specialized medical care reported greater improvement in their symptoms than those receiving only medical care or only physical therapy. The study was funded by the government of Britain and is a promising addition to the body of research on how to treat the disorder.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a type of psychotherapy that involves learning how to change patterns of thinking and behavior. The therapist will work with you to identify your triggers, develop healthier habits and improve your coping skills.

The key to successful counseling is finding a counselor who can be a positive, nonjudgmental, and supportive presence in your life. This is important because it will allow you to explore your experiences and feelings in a safe environment.

You may be wondering what exactly a counselor can do for you, especially if you have not yet sought medical treatment for your CFS. However, most health professionals agree that counseling can help anyone deal with a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety and addictions.

For those suffering from CFS, it can be a very challenging experience to navigate the world of healthcare. It can be difficult to get diagnosed, and it can be very confusing to know what kind of treatment you need to be able to live well with your symptoms.

Counseling and psychotherapy are two approaches that have been shown to be beneficial for people with chronic fatigue syndrome. It is recommended that you seek a qualified counselor who has experience treating clients with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Several factors play a role in chronic fatigue syndrome and are unique to each individual. For example, some people who suffer from the disease have had trauma or other problems in their past that can be related to their symptoms. Others may have a family history of this condition or other conditions that have a link to chronic fatigue.

In conclusion, managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be challenging, but with the right approach, individuals can achieve significant improvements in their quality of life. At Phenix Health, we offer online consultations with experienced healthcare professionals who can provide support and guidance for individuals with CFS. Through our telehealth services, individuals can access medical advice, treatment options, and online prescriptions from the comfort of their own homes.

If you or a loved one are struggling with CFS, don’t hesitate to reach out to Phenix Health for help. Our team is here to support you on your journey towards better health and well-being.