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:
muscle or joint pain
a sore throat or sore glands that aren’t swollen
problems thinking, remembering or concentrating
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.