Chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalopathy or ME/CFS, is an autoimmune illness characterized by profound and prolonged exhaustion that is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other illnesses or conditions. People who have chronic fatigue syndrome report flu-like symptoms that do not go away in a few days or even a few weeks. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that four million Americans have ME/CFS. However, because it is such a complicated illness, only about 20 percent of them have been diagnosed. Symptoms Although the primary symptom of ME/CFS is extreme fatigue, the International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study Group identified eight additional primary symptoms: Loss of memory or concentration Sore throat Painful and mildly enlarged lymph nodes in neck or armpits Unexplained muscle soreness Pain that moves from one joint to another without swelling or redness Headache of a new type, pattern or severity Sleep disturbance Extreme e...
Alternative Names Bloodshot eyes; Red eyes; Scleral infection; Conjunctival infection Prevention To prevent conjunctivitis: Do NOT share anything that has touched the eye of someone with this contagious condition -- like pillowcases, sheets, towels, or eyeliner. Wash your hands right away if you have come in contact with someone with conjunctivitis. Wash out any chemicals or objects from your eye immediately. References Wright JL, Wightman JM. Red and painful eye. In: Marx JA, ed. Rosens Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice . 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 32. Rubenstein JB, Virasch V. Conjunctivitis: Infectious and noninfectious. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology . 3rd ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2008:chap 4.6.
My 20 year old has had sever chronic migraines since age 10. Through all the traditional migraine meds, there has been no relief. We also have tried the elevation diets and amitriptylene several years ago, and it only lessened the frequency. Last night he was plagued with yet another. He never has had the aura like I get, but they attack several times a week with symptom of weakness, nausea, light and sound sensitivity. They last from 6 hours to 2 full days at a raging level 8 and above. After the migraine last night, this morning a seizure woke him up. He has never had a before. He woke up not being able to focus, shaking and sweating uncontrollably, and biting his tongue and not being able to stop...why would this just begin after never occurring before? Donna.
Seizures should always be investigated. The seizure your son experienced may have been related to the Migraine the n...
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