Canadian Consensus Criteria for CFS

Medical Interview according to the Canadian Consensus Criteria

Please note: ME / CFS usually has an acute onset but can also start gradually. A preliminary diagnosis can be made in the early stages. The disorders generally form groups of symptoms often characteristic of the respective patient. The manifestations of the disease can fluctuate and change over time. It is always important to compare it to the state of health before the breakdown begins. The symptoms are typical of the massive regulatory disorder of the autonomic nervous system, with an overemphasis on the sympathetic and an underemphasis on the parasympathetic. The symptoms reflect the disturbance in the complex internal information and control system.

This interview can only indicate whether a diagnosis of CFS is an option to describe your symptoms.
Since the corona pandemic, fatigue symptoms have often been observed in the long-covid complaints. This interview could provide information on whether these fatigue complaints would also meet the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) diagnosis. Only the observation time of at least six months required for diagnosing CFS may not yet be fulfilled in individual cases.

In areas A-C, all symptoms must be met.
In area D, two or more conditions must be met.
In area E, at least one symptom must be fulfilled in at least two areas autonomic, neuroendocrine or immunological signs.
The time criterion F of at least six months must be fulfilled.

Always have the diagnosis checked by an experienced doctor. Because the final diagnosis always includes checking that there is no other disease behind it. If overlooked, it can have severe consequences if you do not initiate the necessary therapy.

Further information can be found about CFS or information about CFS and Fatigue with Long-Covid
You can find my online therapy program for CFS at the self-help program for fatigue.