Life can be tiring. We only have so much stamina to keep us going, and we all need to sleep every night. Generally speaking, though, even after a hard day, we can go to sleep to wake feeling refreshed and invigorated the next day. Unfortunately, some people can always feel tired no matter how much sleep they get.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition that is typified by a lack of energy and a feeling of physical weakness. In addition, the condition carries some other symptoms that can be very unpleasant. It is a condition that can seriously impair the life of the afflicted person, and medical help should be sought if the following symptoms are experienced 1.
Symptom #1: Weakness
People who don’t exercise are likely to be physically weaker than those who do. Still, even those that don’t exercise won’t necessarily feel weak, at least not until compared to others. People with chronic fatigue syndrome will often feel weak and it can be debilitating.
It is a condition known as post-exertional malaise, or PEM, and is often also associated with pain 2. Swollen lymph nodes and a sore throat will also likely be present. It is often as a result of physical or mental exertion and can be delayed by days or even weeks in some cases.