ME/CFS Awareness

Why I Used to Be Embarrassed To Tell People I Have Fibromyalgia And CFS

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  By Sarah Livingstone in The Mighty.   I had really tough pregnancies filled with extreme sickness. I assumed after the last one I would finally start feeling better. Days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months. I talked to my doctor about it and he said because my body had been through something […]

Why Was York Left In The Dark Over Illness Awareness Day? ME Sufferer’s Dismay

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  Houston City Hall 12th of May 2016.   By Dan Edwards in York Mix.   Sometimes Bill Clayton is left so disabled by ME that he can hardly move. But despite the debilitating effect of the illness, he is determined to increase the public’s understanding of it. So he was left upset and angry after […]

Extreme Itch In Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


  By Adrienne Dellwo in Very Well.   Because fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome involve the central nervous system, we get all kinds of strange goings on in our nerves.  Along with burning, tingling, numbness and pin pricks, we can experience itchiness that can be severe and persistent. Here’s how one person with fibromyalgia describes […]

What Is ME/CFS? – An American Viewpoint


  Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also known chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), is a complex and debilitating chronic disease with a serious impact on one’s quality of life. What are the symptoms of ME/CFS?  The most common symptoms of ME/CFS include post-exertional malaise (PEM), unrefreshing sleep, concentration problems and muscle pain,  typically […]

CDC Study Finds CFS Is Physical, Not Mental


  By Russell Logan in Shout Out About ME.   Despite decades of suggesting otherwise, the CDC has just determined that CFS patients have normal mental health function and severe physical impairments. The findings coincide with the NIH’s decision to drop a key component of its clinical study of post-infectious ME/CFS, amid patient concerns about […]

Hope For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


The debate over this mysterious disease is suddenly shifting. By Julie Rehmeyer in     Last month, a team of researchers released their latest study on chronic fatigue syndrome. Psychotherapy and a gradual increase in exercise, the researchers claimed, were lasting, effective treatments that could lead to recovery. The study was an update of […]

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