Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – What is it?
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, is a debilitating and long term condition that affects an estimated 250,000 people in the UK and as many as 17 million people worldwide.
It can be caused by a host of infections and disorders, both mental and physiological, but is largely identified by changes to the central nervous system (CNS).
These changes to the CNS produce a range of symptoms that can have a catastrophic impact on the lives of sufferers, the most common being;
- Insomnia and drastically reduced sleep quality
- Muscle and joint pains
- Palpitations that come in peaks and troughs
- Flu-like symptoms
- Trouble thinking and concentrating
- Persistent fatigue
CFS/ME has been described by sufferers as like, ‘being on a carousel; you have ups and downs but you can never get off’.
Chronic Fatigue and Injury
Where an individual suffers an injury as a result of a third parties negligence, they may go on to develop chronic fatigue syndrome as a result.
A personal injury can have a devastating affect on your sleep pattern and quality of sleep, which can, in some unfortunate cases, become an unbreakable cycle whereby a healthy sleep pattern is not restored as a result of the injury healing. This is when changes to the central nervous system occur and chronic fatigue syndrome can develop as a result.
If you've developed chronic fatigue syndrome as a result of an accident or an injury caused by a third party then you could be entitled to compensation for this as well as for any physical injury suffered and we recommend you contact our specialist pain team at Goughs today.
Why choose Goughs?
At Goughs we specialise in claims resulting in chronic pain conditions including chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
As a result we have developed a thorough and unparalleled understanding of the debilitating effects that these conditions can have on a sufferer, which allows us to achieve the very best results for our clients.
We utilise our specialist knowledge of chronic pain conditions and form close relationships with other experts in this field to secure interim payments for our clients, not only to ease their financial burden, but also to fund vital treatments to help our clients towards recovery.
Because we know how much of an impact CFS/ME can have on those affected we will to travel to meet you anywhere in England and Wales to discuss your claim and offer a free and highly confidential initial consultation to make your life as easy as possible.
We also offer a no win, no fee agreement meaning that if your case is unsuccessful you won’t have to pay a penny.
We listen, we advise, we are here for you.