Chronic Fatigue or ME Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is also commonly known as ME is a condition that causes extreme tiredness. The exhaustion that people can experience can limit their ability to carry out normal day to day activities and leave people with symptoms of anxiety, stress or depression.

CFS syndrome can affect anyone at any stage in their life, but it is more commonly found in woman. Symptoms may vary from person to person e.g. a general lack of well-being along with tiredness, irritability, sensitivity, poor concentration and sleep disturbance. Some of the most common symptoms of CFS are listed below:-

  • General feeling of discomfort
  • Tiredness which is not relieved by any amount of sleep
  • Sleeping problems such as insomnia or un-refreshing sleep
  • Memory problems – difficulty concentrating
  • Sore throat
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in neck or armpits
  • Unexplained muscle pain
  • Irritability
  • Severe headaches
  • Stomach problems such as nausea, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Extreme exhaustion lasting more than 24 hours after mental or physical exercise

Counselling can help you cope with the physical symptoms and negotiate the psychological and emotion impact of CFS.

Who can help you?

Counselling services in the North Coast Causeway area of Northern Ireland, we can offer you an initial telephone consultation for 15/20 minutes free of charge for you to discuss the reason you are seeking counselling.