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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...
Life can be a pain in the neck. Don't let it happen to you. Here are some ways to prevent neck pain from slowing your life down.
1. Beware of the Bifocal and Trifocal Glasses : If you are reading this through the bottom section of your glasses, then you are likely positioning your head and neck in an awkward position to do so. The best way to avoiding pinching your neck in order to utilize all portions of your prescription lenses is to have dedicated mono-focal prescription lenses that you can use for reading.
2. Adjust the Computer Screen to You : If your computer monitor is too high, you will be looking up for hours. If your computer monitor is too low, you will be looking down for hours. These sustained postures are likely to cause a pain in your neck. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has some great tips to help you adjust your monitor and prevent neck pain.
When life gets you down, let the power of music wash over you and give you some words to live by. Sure, the pain can feel like unbreakable chains that tie you down while life passes you by. Don't let pain "step all over you". Ask yourself, "Are you going to let (it) hold you down and make you cry"? With an open heart and open mind, the doorway of change can open. No one can open doors "expect for you." You just have to "hold on for one more day".
"Don't you know things can change"? Those unhappy days, those incredible messes can turn around and go your way. Maybe you were teased, abused, attacked, or injured? Lose the blame and let those worries pass you by. It is worth your time to "break free from the chains". You can change your life. Make up your mind to "hold on for one more day cause it is gonna go your way". Yeah, there is pain, but you need to hold on because "thing'll go your way". Just hold on for one more day.
H old On by Wilson Phillips
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