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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Gets Some Respect

New research and diagnosis criteria lend credence to a disease that often goes dismissed.

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chronic-fatigue
In 2006, I staggered into a neurologist’s examining room. The previous week, my legs seemed stuck to the floor, and I strained mightily to lift them. I couldn’t tell whether my muscles were suddenly too weak to raise my feet, or whether the signal to move was getting lost as it traveled from my brain to my legs. Whatever was happening, I needed help. The neurologist’s diagnosis: chronic fatigue syndrome. After I recovered from my incredulity — fatigue? — I asked hi...
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