From one hospital to another, she has been going. She looked so depressed as if though she got no life left to live for. People around her wonder why she unusually stay glue to her bed all day long.
It painstakingly takes a family friend who is a medical doctor to diagnose her of CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFS).
CFS is a medical condition characterized by unexplained profound fatigue that is made worse by exertion. The exact cause is unknown; yet, it affects millions of people worldwide.
THE FIVE MAIN SYMPTOMS OF CFS ARE:
1. Reduction inability to carry out usual daily activities
2. Fatigue or weakness made worse after physical activities of at least six months duration
3. Unsatisfactory sleep
4. Reduced mental function
5. Orthostatic intolerance
In CFS, all laboratory investigations are NORMAL. The test your doctor will request for include the following:
Thyroid function test (TFT)
Full Blood Count (FBC)
Cerebro-Spinal Fluid studies
C- reactive proteins e.t.c.
Chronic fatigue syndrome has no cure. However, supportive care is advocated which include;
- Graded exercise and
- Cognitive behavior therapy
Pharm. Faleye Oyeyemi graduated from faculty of Pharmacy, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun Sate, Nigeria with distinctions and did her one year internship program at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Lagos after which she did her one year compulsory NYSC with National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Lagos.
Oyeyemi has earned herself Certification from University of Washington, Dublin in “Clinical Management of HIV and Leadership and Management in Health.”
Also, Oyeyemi is currently running her Masters program in Pharmaceutics.
She does not only portray academic excellence but the same in paying attention to details. She can be briefly described as a multi-talented fellow.