Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Too tired to get out of bed and face your day with enthusiasm? Wishing you had the energy to come home from work and still play with your kids? There may be underlying imbalances that block you from feeling your best and keep you from being able to sleep well which creates the vicious cycle of always being tired.

How F8 helps with Chronic Fatigue and Low Energy

As with all conditions we look to the underlying cause to find what is creating symptoms. There are so many systems involved in creating or blocking energy in the body, from the adrenals and liver interacting with blood sugar and hormones to the amount of iron and oxygen being carried in the blood. We have to look at all systems in the body to find what is causing the fatigue. Functional medicine fatigue treatment focuses on looking at these underlying systems and causes in order to find effective solutions.

What Is Fatigue?

Rundown, exhausted, weary, or tired. These are all general terms used to describe fatigue. Fatigue is another term used to describe feeling a lack of energy, but it is not the same as feeling sleepy or drowsy. When you are fatigued, you have no motivation and no energy-physically, mentally, or both.

What Causes Fatigue?

There are a number of reasons someone may be experiencing fatigue. Including:

  • Blood sugar imbalances
  • Thyroid Dysfunction
  • Insomnia, Depression and/or anxiety
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Bar Syndrome
  • Food Sensitivities
  • And more.

Fatigue can also have causes unrelated to underlying diseases, like overexertion, jetlag, lack of sleep, a large meal, but all of these would cause acute fatigue. What about when it is chronic?


What does Fibromyalgia fatigue feel like? This is a condition that causes pain all over the body (also referred to as widespread pain), sleep problems, fatigue, and often emotional and mental distress. People with fibromyalgia may be more sensitive to pain and energy drain than people without fibromyalgia. Because of this, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome can be easily mixed up or intertwined. Either way, the symptoms are very real and need to be eliminated as much as possible. 
How do you treat chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia? The level of chronic pain can be exhausting, tempting many to mask the pain with medication that will never truly make the fatigue or pain go away. For those with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome is only diminished by finding the underlying cause.

Epstein-Barr Virus

Epstein-Barr virus is one of the most common human viruses in the world. It spreads primarily through saliva and is also known as human herpesvirus 4. EBV is also called Mono. Most people will get infected with EBV in their lifetime and will not have any symptoms

Epstein-Barr Virus is difficult to completely kill off because it may be lying dormant in the body systems until the immune system is triggered enough for it to manifest itself. Many people have even experienced this same phenomenon with the Covid-19 virus. When that flare up happens, it is common to feel intense fatigue. It is important to discover underlying causes for the immunity weakness or triggers in order to avoid these situations in the future. 

Long Covid Symptoms

We are seeing an increase of patients experiencing Long Covid symptoms like fatigue, brain fog, and lack of taste and smell. So often this can be the result of a dormant virus like EBV being reactivated in their system. We still need to treat the underlying virus in order to reverse the symptoms

Good Food To Boost Energy

It is important to find the foods that work for you and your body systems. Eating healthy doesn’t look the same for everyone, and can have significant effects on your energy levels and body function. Energy is also heavily influenced by blood sugar levels, which depending on each person’s unique biology and diet may not be performing optimally. At F8 Well Centers, we aim to take a personalized and functional approach to finding the right foods and treatments to increase overall energy levels and immunity function.

When you are ready to have all day energy and sleep well through the night to live the life you were intended to, give us a call.

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