Let’s Drop ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’

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By Ev Francis in West England Bylines.

viral and I felt like Piers Morgan – difference being I wasn’t spouting tedious commentary on Prince Harry again. Someone pass him someone new to pick on.

It came following the BBC Coronavirus special that discussed Long Covid and the parallels I’ve alluded to for the last 12 months. “I know, I know science me”. I believe the time has come to drop Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, because other long-term health conditions do not have such names. Until this is dropped doctors, employers, family and friends will continue to see this as a made up condition.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), is one of the few chronic illnesses that has two names. Multiple Sclerosis (MS), is known as MS. Diabetes is known as Diabetes. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is what is says on the tin. Nobody, says to someone mid IBS cycle, yes you have ‘chronic gut ache syndrome’ or ‘chronic diarrhoea syndrome’ or even ‘chronic constipation syndrome’.

 

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