Our expert says:
"yuppie flu" is a valid diagnosis but is a condition that develops over time (6 months) and presents with chronic fatique and severe muscle aches and pains. Many of the viral infections connected to yuppie flu are actually quite common - most of us have had an EBV infection or Cytomegalovirus infections somewhere in our lifetime, so a positive test is not an indication of yuppie flu. The diagnosis is difficult as one has to exclude all the other causes of chronic tiredness - see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003088.htm
Chronic fatique syndrome is not common and only a very small % of people is in the end true CFS sufferers.
Read this article on chronic fatique syndrome: http://www.cdc.gov/CFS/cfssymptomsHCP.htm They think it is caused by a immunological problem and abnormal reaction to pain, and treatment is medicine as well as psychological as this usually leads to depression and anxiety.
A lot of viruses and some bacteria like tick bite fever can cause severe tiredness for up to 6 weeks after the infection - this is not CFS or yuppie flu, but a side effect of the infection,.
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