I've read all the stuff on Epstein Barr viruses and Fibromyalgia and testimony from a bunch of people that swear they have it and it's real. I've known several people who have been diagnosed with this, and meet all the medical "criteria". Looking at the medical criteria, It seems rather vague to me. I also know people who have things like, migraines immunological disorders and such, even allergies…Those things can be diagnosed and treated. But I've noticed that ALL the people I know with CFS also claim to have a plthora of other ailments including the ones I listed. The difference is they have them ALL. Not allegies or headaches…Everything! I find this very hard to believe…because being symptomatic with every ailment seems more like a hypochondriacal attention seeking behaviour……than anything else. I don't want to seem like I don't have empathy for those suffering…..but Where do we draw the line? I get tired of hearing how someone is "dying" everyday.
Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome the new name for what we used to call hypochodriacs?
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