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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & ME Symptoms Checklist

[   ] Fatigue, characterized as a profound loss of energy
[   ] Worsening of symptoms after physical or mental exertion (post-exertional malaise, or PEM)
[   ] Photophobia (light sensitivity), and increased sensitivity to noise, smells, touch
[   ] Severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or exacerbation of symptoms before and during period
[   ] Attention deficit disorder (inability to concentrate)
[   ] Flu-like malaise, feeling "sick all over", or "poisoned"
[   ] Muscle and joint aches with or without "trigger points"
[   ] Unusually vivid dreams, nightmares, or lack of dreams
[   ] Weight changes, usually loss followed by gain
[   ] Painful, swollen lymph nodes, especially on the neck and underarms
[   ] Abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, gas, irritable bowel
[   ] New allergic reactions to medicines, food, and other substances
[   ] Symptoms worsen when standing up (orthostatic intolerance)
[   ] Seizures, usually petit mal, but sometimes grand mal
[   ] Cognitive function problems
[   ] Feeling "spaced out" or "cloudy," "brain fog"
[   ] Calculation difficulties
[   ] Word searching or saying the wrong word
[   ] Sleep disturbance, unrefreshing sleep
[   ] Low-grade fever or feeling hot often
[   ] Numbness or tingling sensations
[   ] Difficulty moving the tongue to speak
[   ] Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
[   ] Changes in taste, smell, hearing
[   ] Decreased libido, impotence
[   ] Uncomfortable or frequent urination
[   ] Rash of herpes simplex or shingles
[   ] Temperature and weather sensitivity
[   ] Dry eyes and mouth (sicca)
[   ] Spatial disorientation
[   ] Loss of balance, dizziness
[   ] Cold hands and feet
[   ] Shortness of breath
[   ] Severe muscle weakness
[   ] Low body temperature
[   ] Memory loss
[   ] Sore throat
[   ] Headache
[   ] Changes in vision
[   ] Depression
[   ] Anxiety, panic attacks
[   ] Personality changes
[   ] Mood swings
[   ] Paralysis
[   ] Difficulty walking
[   ] Blackouts
[   ] Alcohol intolerance
[   ] Muscle twitches
[   ] Night sweats
[   ] Heart palpitations
[   ] Flushing, rash
[   ] Hair loss
[   ] Chest pain
[   ] Cough, dry
[   ] Canker sores
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