Novel Insights Into Overtraining Syndrome Suggest Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Connection



By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.


Were you an avid exerciser prior to becoming diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)? Are you sure you were diagnosed correctly? Symptomatically, overtraining syndrome (OTS) and ME/CFS appear almost identical. Symptoms like fatigue, pain, post-exertional malaise, sleep problems and cognitive issues pervade both “syndromes”.

If it was not for the different triggers (“overtraining” vs infection, toxic exposure, “stress” in ME/CFS), the apparently more severe loss of function and greater duration seen in ME/CFS, one might think they were the same disease.


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