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Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Specialist Brisbane


Overcome chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue and persistent tiredness now with Capalaba Natural Health. As Brisbane’s leading fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue specialist, we can help you regain your vitality through natural solutions. Despite increased research efforts, much is still unknown about CFS and how to cure it.

Although CFS is poorly understood, it is now widely accepted as a medical condition that tends to appear more in women in their 40’s and 50’s, but it is also commonly seen in men. It can be challenging to diagnose as symptoms are similar to and can mimic other illnesses.

Chronic fatigue can range from mild lethargy, to severe cases that can be extremely debilitating, severely affecting your ability to work, and reducing your quality of life. It is not due to exertion or other medical conditions and cannot be relieved by rest. It is characterised by fatigue that lasts more than six months and is often accompanied with pain, tenderness to touch, sore glands, headaches and cramps. Digestive issues are often present too.

If you live on the southside of Brisbane and are looking for doctors specialising in chronic fatigue near you, the good news is our award-winning naturopath Tony has gained a reputation as one of Brisbane’s leading specialists over the past 20 years. Using a naturopathic approach, Tony can work with you to relieve the symptoms of CFS by addressing the underlying causes such as immune weaknesses, digestive health issues, nutrient deficiencies, adrenal insufficiency and viral load.

Because you are an individual, Tony will tailor make a treatment plan for you and your specific condition, to help restore your energy levels, boost your immune system, and relieve any other symptoms you may have.

Chronic Fatigue Signs & Symptoms

Despite the fact that it is poorly understood, chronic fatigue is a serious illness that can become quite crippling for sufferers of the syndrome, who long for an effective treatment. Described as both physically and mentally draining, people with CFS tend to wake up feeling unrefreshed or just as tired as they were before sleep.

While symptoms and effects can be minor, others refer to it as a ‘crash’. CFS can come on suddenly or gradually, but symptoms tend to last for months. As a doctor of naturopathy, Tony has a special interest in treating chronic fatigue, through determining and treating the underlying drivers of your health issues.

  • Persistent fatigue that is not instigated by exertion
  • Loss of memory and impaired concentration
  • Sore throat for an extended period of time
  • Headache of a new type or severity
  • Muscle and multi-joint pain without swelling or redness
  • Unrefreshing sleep
  • Abdominal pain, nausea and irritable bowel

You may also experience irritability, mood swings, anxiety that can lead to panic attacks as well as depression. However, each individual’s symptoms are different from the next and it is best to discuss your specific condition with our naturopath.

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What Causes Chronic Fatigue or Fibromyalgia

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The drivers of chronic fatigue are often considered complex as the causes of the syndrome are poorly understood. In our experience, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia is generally caused by one or a combination of the following:

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

While there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to overcoming chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, there are some limited ‘conventional treatments’ you can take to alleviate the symptoms.

At Capalaba Natural Health, however, we usually try to treat the underlying causes rather than just the symptoms. We use a combination of naturopathic case taking, questionnaires and in-house tests to identify the underlying causes of your fatigue and then prescribe natural substances, treatments and dietary advice to help reduce your pain and regain your energy. With nearly 20 years of successfully helping people across Brisbane overcome CFS and Fibromyalgia, we are confident that our chronic fatigue specialist can help you too!

Chronic Fatigue FAQs

What is chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex ailment defined by excessive exhaustion that lasts at least six months and cannot be explained adequately by an underlying medical condition. The tiredness intensifies with physical or mental exertion but does not diminish with rest.

Although the cause is uncertain, there are several ideas ranging from viral infections to psychological stress. Some doctors specialising in chronic fatigue syndrome believe that it occurs due to a combination of factors.

What are the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms and severity differ from person to person. Among the signs and symptoms that may be present are:

  • Persistent fatigue that is not caused by exertion
  • Loss of memory and impaired concentration
  • Sore throat for an extended period of time
  • Headache of a new type or severity
  • Muscle and multi-joint pain without swelling or redness
  • Unrefreshing sleep
  • Abdominal pain, nausea and irritable bowel
  • Irritation
  • Mood fluctuations
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression

Because each person’s symptoms are unique, it is important to consult with one of our naturopaths about your specific situation.

How long does chronic fatigue syndrome last?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by diagnostic definitions lasts at least 6 months, although it can continue much longer if left untreated. Each case is unique, with some people suffering symptoms for a longer period of time but in a milder form, while others may experience severe symptoms for a shorter period of time.

Some people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are unable to work, attend school, socialise, or manage their family or personal affairs. Because of this, a person’s financial situation may be severely impacted due to chronic fatigue. Some individuals in the community incorrectly believe that a person with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is ‘just weary,’ that the disease is ‘in their brain,’ or that they should ‘just push through.’ This misperception is not beneficial and can frequently lead to a person pushing themselves past their capabilities, resulting in relapses and worsening their illness.

How do you treat chronic fatigue syndrome Naturally?

At Capalaba Natural Health, our Award Winning Naturopath Tony Daniel has treated hundreds clients with Chronic Fatigue over the past 20 years. He focuses on identifying the underlying problems rather than focusing on just the symptoms. Often the culprits may include Food Intolerances, Adrenal Exhaustion or Adrenal Fatigue, Neurotransmitter imbalances, Sleep Disturbances, Toxins, Nutrient Deficiencies and sometimes underlying genetic issues – or a combination of the above. Tony is skilled in identifying the main driver/s of your fatigue, and utilises a mix of natural medications and nutritional guidance to help restore your energy.

Can you die from chronic fatigue syndrome?

Fortunately, the fatality rate of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is quite low, with complications being the most common cause of death. When you get too worried, keep in mind that the great majority of these occurrences occurred many years ago, before Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was recognised.

Is there a test for chronic fatigue?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome cannot be diagnosed with a simple blood test or X-ray because many of the symptoms are also seen in other conditions. This makes the diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome more difficult, so a combination of different tests and questionnaires is the most effective way to rule out other illnesses and diagnose chronic fatigue. If you think you might have chronic fatigue syndrome, make an appointment today. The sooner you reach out for help with Chronic Fatigue, the sooner you can get back to feeling like yourself!

Book A Treatment Assessment with a Chronic Fatigue Specialist Brisbane

Have you seen several doctors who just can’t put a finger on what is causing your health troubles and exhaustion? Or has your doctor consulted with you and recommended some natural medicines to overcome whatever is troubling you? At Capalaba Natural Health we specialise in reducing chronic fatigue, and have helped hundreds of people overcome fatigue and fibromyalgia. Why not book an appointment today to see how we can help you too!

Take the first step toward a healthier lifestyle, contact one of our friendly staff today on (07) 3823 3103 to book a consultation with our naturopath and chronic fatigue specialist at Capalaba Natural Health.

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