By Llewellyn King, June 2, 2011:
CFS, like AIDS, suppresses the immune system. Typical symptoms include tremendous fatigue that is unrelieved by sleep, as well as flare-ups of herpes- family diseases (such as HHV-6 and Epstein-Barr). Other typical symptoms include swelling of the lymph nodes, muscle aches and other pain, dysphasia (the inability to use the right words), general cognitive failure, nausea and faintness.
Llewellyn King is executive producer and host of “White House Chronicle” on PBS. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.