Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue is a complex condition characterized by persistent fatigue that lasts for more than six months and is not relieved by rest. The condition is often accompanied by a range of other symptoms. Here are some details about symptoms, causes, types, testing, conventional treatment, functional medicine treatments, IV Drip therapy, and recommended supplements for support related to chronic fatigue:


  • Persistent fatigue that lasts for more than six months
  • Muscle weakness
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering.
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Sore throat
  • Enlarged lymph nodes.
  • Digestive issues


  • Unknown, but factors that may contribute include viral infections, immune dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, and psychological stress.


  • Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS): a complex condition that is characterized by severe fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, and other symptoms.
  • Post-viral fatigue: fatigue that persists after an acute viral illness, such as the flu or mononucleosis.
  • Chronic fatigue of unknown origin: fatigue that persists for an extended period and is not associated with any underlying medical conditions.


  • Physical examination to identify any underlying medical conditions or deficiencies.
  • Blood tests to check for signs of inflammation, viral infections, and immune dysfunction.
  • Cognitive testing to assess cognitive function and identify any underlying cognitive impairment.

Conventional treatment

  • Rest and relaxation
  • Medications to address underlying medical conditions or symptoms, such as pain or sleep disturbances.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy to address stress and anxiety.
  • Graded exercise therapy to gradually increase physical activity levels.

Functional medicine treatments

  • Identifying and addressing underlying root causes of chronic fatigue such as chronic infections, immune dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, or nutrient deficiencies.
  • Implementing an individualized treatment plan that may include dietary changes, supplementation, stress-reduction techniques, and other therapies.

IV Drip therapy

  • IV therapy delivers nutrients and fluids directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system, and providing immediate relief for chronic fatigue symptoms. A combination of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, can be customized to meet individual needs.

Recommended supplements for support

  • Coenzyme Q10: an antioxidant that supports energy production.
  • B-complex vitamins: essential for energy production and cognitive function
  • Vitamin D: essential for immune function and overall health
  • Magnesium: helps to reduce stress and promote relaxation.

It's important to talk to a healthcare provider before starting any new supplement regimen, as certain supplements may interact with medications or exacerbate underlying medical conditions.

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