By Jo Moss in A Journey Through The Fog.
For ME Awareness month I want to tackle some of the common misconceptions surrounding this debilitating illness.
The lack of belief and ignorance surrounding ME is deep-rooted and causes significant harm to patients worldwide.
Due to the disbelief, misconceptions, and stigma that are attached to ME, patients can often wait years for diagnosis, and treatment is inconsistent.
Exactly where this misinformation comes from isn’t clear, but years of disbelief from medical professionals and misrepresentation within the media have definitely added to the ignorance and abuse we receive as ME sufferers.
First up, here’s a brief introduction to ME;
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