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Talking to Your Doctor About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
by Amy Scholten, MPH
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with CFS. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
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Getting the most out of your doctor appointment. Family Doctor—Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: https://familydoctor.org/tips-for-talking-to-your-doctor. Updated January 19, 2018. Updated May 2, 2018.
Last reviewed May 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board James P. Cornell, MD
Last Updated: 12/20/2014
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