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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Illness That Doesn’t Exist

What to do when the doctor says you’re not sick—‘It’s all in your head.

From the Desk of Dr. Howard Robins at The Healing Center in New York City

You go to the doctor, who does many tests, but they came back with nothing unusual to report. “Everything was ruled out,” the doctor says. “There’s nothing wrong with you.”

But you think, It’s just not normal to be this tired!

By now you’re going to bed early almost every night. You sleep eight to 12 hours and still wake up tired, even exhausted.

While almost everyone experiences fatigue from time to time, this is not like anything you’ve experienced before. You have chronic fatigue syndrome.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that more than 1 million Americans suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, and that number is growing. Are you one of them?

The diagnosis: Does this sound like you?

If you’ve felt generally unwell for three months or longer and have at least four of the following eight symptoms, you may have chronic fatigue syndrome:  

·      weakness and exhaustion lasting more than 24 hours after mental or physical activity

·      unrefreshing sleep

·      substantial impairment of short-term memory or concentration

·      muscle pain

·      pain in the joints, without swelling or redness

·      headaches of a new type, pattern, or severity

·      tender or swollen armpit and/or neck lymph nodes

·      sore throat

More about the symptoms

In addition to the ones above, here are other common symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome:

·      problems focusing (“brain cloudiness” or “brain fog”)

·      generalized muscle pain (bromyalgia)

·      a feeling of malaise after almost any exertion

·      irritable bowel (diarrhea or constipation)

·      depression or anxiety

·      chills and night sweats

·      new food, odor or chemical sensitivities

What causes chronic fatigue syndrome?

While the CDC and doctors say the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome are unknown, alternative physicians have directly linked it to the Epstein-Barr virus (mononucleosis); the herpes 6 virus; candidiasis; Lyme disease (undiagnosed due to false-negative tests); and cytomegalovirus.

One or even several of these infections could be causing your illness.

So what’s the answer? How can I fix it?

If you visited “traditional” doctors, they probably offered no real help. Pharmaceutical medicine generally doesn’t make things better and often makes things worse. Even alternative treatments—oral or IV vitamins, herbs, acupuncture, etc.—tend to help just a little or for just a short time.

But please don’t give up hope. For those of you who are still suffering, the answer is intravenous medical ozone therapy.

You might be surprised to know that this is proven and safe, but unusual, medical treatment has been used worldwide in more than 50 countries for 70 years and by more than 45,000 physicians and therapists to successfully treat chronic fatigue syndrome and many other diseases and illnesses.

Medical ozone is a gas that’s made at the time of treatment. (It can’t be stored, bottled or put in capsules). Organizations like the Society for the Advancement of Bioxidative Therapy and the International Association of Ozone in Healthcare and Dentistry are now organizing and teaching U.S. doctors how to use this “miracle medicine” to help sufferers overcome chronic fatigue syndrome and other diseases and conditions that have been virtually untreatable.

You no longer have to suffer from this debilitating illness!

For more information about this amazing, safe, and effective treatment, visit; my website,; and, where my radio show, “Functional Medicine with Dr. Robins,” is archived and live each week on the Health and Wellness Channel. You can also call my office at 212-581-0101.

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