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    What causes chronic fatigue syndrome?

Hi, Three weeks ago I had hives appear on my body - I don t know whether it was Nutella which caused it as I got the hives after eating it but not straight away. I went to the walk in clinic on that day as my face was all swollen and they prescribed me fexofenadine. The next day I managed to get an appointment with my own doctor as my lips were swollen but I could still breathe. My doctor put me on a 5 day short course of prednisone which helped the hives to disappear. It finished two weeks ago on a Sunday. Then a few days later the hives appeared again all over my body and I went to see my doctor again who prescribed me another short course of prednisone but this time for 7 days and sent an urgent referral to the allergy clinic. It worked and the hives disappeared, my course had finished last Tuesday and again on Wednesday evening the hives appeared. I went to the doctor today and they have given me ranitidine to take and am still waiting for the appointment at the allergy clinic. I also have been extremely tired for 3 years now and diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I ve had numerous blood test which also checks for thyroid level but they have come back normal. The symptoms I suffer is the same for hypothyroidism.
Tue, 9 Oct 2018
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Oncologist 's  Response
Hi,

People who have chronic fatigue syndrome appear to be hypersensitive to even normal amounts of exercise and activity.

Why this occurs in some people and not others is still unknown. Some people may be born with a predisposition for the disorder, which is then triggered by a combination of factors.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Esmeralda Sera,
Oncologist
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