Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ M.E
This remains a controversial illness, both in terms of causes and the best ways to treat the illness. For years, sufferers have had to deal with scepticism from our families, employers, and even health care professionals. The conflicting advice that has been published up to now has served only to confuse sufferers and professionals even more.
* There are many names for this illness, which can be confusing.
* Most Doctors prefer the name C.F.S Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
* Many patients prefer ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis/encephalopathy) or CFIDS (Chronic fatigue and immune system dysfunction syndrome).
* Like most reports, we use the name CFS/ME.
Doctors are hesitant to call this condition ME because they say it's unproven that sufferers have any brain dysfunction. Although, they do agree that patients do suffer with muscle pain. Hence, why they use the term 'myalgic' but prefer to use the term encaphopathy. This is why patients get confused as to what terminology to use, when discussing this condition.
There are many symptoms which make this a complicated illness to diagnose. And, like me, many people suffer for many years, before they get a firm diagnosis, that they're happy with.
I shall be writing a list of these symptoms in the next blog. With a list of natural, alternative therapies, which may ease some symptoms.. and hopefully, make this condition more manageable for you.
To be continued....very soon. Thank you for being patient with me.