From Health Rising:
“I split my clinical time between the two illnesses, and I can tell you if I had to choose between the two illnesses I would rather have H.I.V.” Dr. Nancy Klimas, 2009
The name “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” has long obscured the serious nature of the disorder. Centers For Disease Control (CDC) studies indicate that chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) patients have disability rates similar to people with multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease and other serious diseases. The FDA’s recent classification of ME/CFS as a serious disorder puts it the same category as disorders such as heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, etc. ME/CFS is a serious illness that commonly causes long term disability and severe financial and severe financial hardships.
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