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Association of People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Consciousness Crisis SHUKS

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SHUKS Association contact  062/610-373

SHUKS Association


May 12 - International Day for Raising Awareness of Chronic Immune and Neurological Diseases

May 12 - International Day for Raising Awareness of Chronic Immune and Neurological Diseases, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Our association would like to send a joint message with associations from Slovenia and Croatia and expand awareness of what patients and their families are going through. “WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER!”❤️❤️❤️ Useful links:  

Current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic

The current pandemic may cause health concerns for people with chronic fatigue syndrome. It is well known that many infections can be the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome. Fatigue, weakness and muscle pain are often present in people with acute COVID-19 infection as well as prolonged recovery from infection. People with chronic fatigue syndrome often report a temporary worsening of existing symptoms, even in cases of mild acute infections. Severe infections with associated diseases can significantly worsen the course of chronic fatigue syndrome. In people with chronic fatigue syndrome, we cannot adequately understand the importance of preventive measures to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection. Some countries and their regions have adopted various measures of isolation, restriction of movement for citizens. EUROMENE Cost Action recommends that you follow the advice of local and national health authorities in order to protect yourself and others from infections. These measures may include social distancing from other persons, thorough application of hygiene measures, regular and thorough washing and disinfection of hands, staying in quarantine or self-isolation when necessary. Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome must, without exception, always follow the recommendations of health authorities, and for many it means staying at home, limited contact with other people, using as many barriers as possible to avoid the possibility of infection. Prolonged periods of social isolation and stress can impair psychological stability, mental health, and therefore we recommend that people with chronic fatigue syndrome have daily planning of activities that include professional work as well as work at home, leisure planning. It is important to maintain a balanced diet, not to disturb the sleep-wake cycle, to regularly maintain audio or audiovisual connections with friends and family members. Try to avoid wearing pajamas throughout the day, as well as be as active as the disease allows, which is already less for many than for most other people. Many people with chronic fatigue syndrome, especially those with more severe forms, are already familiar with a certain degree of social isolation, and they may be in a position to give advice to other people on how to deal with the current situation. People who have symptoms of a respiratory infection are advised to contact healthcare professionals recommended by local or national authorities. When possible, testing for COVID-19 infection is recommended in people who have a cough, fever, although we know that the possibility of testing is not the same in all countries. Taking Tbl Paracetamol for fever as well as teas with honey and lemon for cough are appropriate for most patients. If you smoke cigarettes you should know that tobacco smoke increases the susceptibility to disease and more severe forms of COVID 19, so now may be the time to quit smoking completely. Symptoms such as loss of sense of smell, taste, discomfort in the abdomen, pain in the bones, joints and muscles, as well as others that resemble the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, can occur as part of COVID 19 infection. If the symptoms are severe, and especially if you have a feeling of shortness of breath, confusion, please seek emergency medical help. Despite some evidence that people with chronic fatigue syndrome may react differently than people who do not have this syndrome, the recommended therapy for COVID19 infections is the same. Patients with more severe forms may require admission to the intensive care unit as well as mechanical ventilation. Doctors treating COVID 19 patients should be informed of the existence of chronic fatigue syndrome because they may be at higher risk of acquired myopathy or polyneuropathy. The therapy, care for people with chronic fatigue syndrome and COVID 19 is similar to other patients, but the burden that this disease carries can affect the more unfavorable course of the infection. It is necessary that healthcare professionals who take care of such cases, especially in intensive care units, be aware of the additional needs of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. Useful links: For healthcare professionals:

May 12 - International Day for Raising Awareness of Chronic Neurological and Immune Diseases

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease with a thousand faces, it is insidious and patients often wander looking for a diagnosis. It is a disease that attacks the autonomic nervous system, heart and brain. It is very serious and, if not recognized in time, can lead to serious consequences. Read more: