Our Services for Chronic Fatigue
Chronic fatigue is, as its name states, is a feeling of tiredness that doesn’t go away even if the sufferer rests. Ironically, sometimes it is also characterized by insomnia. Chronic fatigue is a frustrating condition that affects thousands every day. We don’t know what causes it and there is no definite cure, but there are plenty of things we can do to manage it and hopefully achieve remission.
While we can’t point to a definite cause, some of the problems that contribute to the development of chronic fatigue are:
– Low blood pressure
– Hormone imbalances
– Medication side effects
– Infection and/or inflammation
Care starts with a visit to your primary physician. You’ll need a physical and an overview of your medical history. Your doctor will want to rule out what physical sources they can and start putting together the team of professionals to work with you. We approach treatment to chronic fatigue with a metabolic workup. This is an examination of mind and body as a whole. We use a holistic method because conditions like chronic fatigue don’t always appear the same patient to patient. Illnesses negatively affect metabolic pathways, so we want to create a treatment plan unique to that patient that includes lab work showing the state of the patient’s hormonal balance, vitamin deficiencies, and many other factors.
As the treatment plan progresses, we encourage patients to journal their symptoms, mood, and other suggested items like diet. This reveals patterns that can be opportunities to adjust the treatment plan to make better progress. We offer psychotherapy services for the conditions chronic fatigue is usually associated with, like major depressive disorder (MDD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). For our patients diagnosed with MDD and/or OCD, we offer transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) services.
If you have questions about our services for chronic fatigue and other mental conditions, check out our services page and our page for conditions treated. If we can make a positive difference in the lives of people suffering with chronic fatigue, we will try each medically-approved method appropriate for the patient. Sufferers of chronic fatigue deserve a better quality of life so they can pursue the careers, hobbies, and relationships they want without being held back by persistent lethargy and the negative moods that often accompany the tired feelings. Contact us on our website or call (585) 442-6960.