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GWI Disease Symptoms

Gulf War illnesses are a group if illnesses, each with a list of symptoms. These include ME/CFS, fibromyalgia and functional gastrointestinal disorders.

Chemicals used as nerve agents or insecticides and infections are suspected of causing Gulf War illnesses.

What if I have Gulf War illness?

In addition, people with Gulf War illnesses, also known as Gulf War syndrome or chronic multi-system illness, may experience symptoms that do not meet the diagnostic criteria for a defined disease.


Symptoms associated with Gulf War syndrome include:

  • Fatigue
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Cognitive problems
  • Skin rashes
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Respiratory disorders

The information contained in these topics is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. It is provided for educational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Talk with your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Nothing contained in these topics is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment.

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