Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a serious, long-term illness that affects many body systems. People with ME/CFS are often not able to do their usual activities. At times, ME/CFS may confine them to bed. People with ME/CFS have severe fatigue and sleep problems. ME/CFS may get worse after people with the illness try to do as much as they want or need to do. This symptom is known as post-exertional malaise (PEM). Other symptoms can include problems with thinking and concentrating, pain, and dizziness.

According to an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report published in 2015, an estimated 836,000 to 2.5 million Americans suffer from ME/CFS, but most of them have not been diagnosed.

cfs awareness ribbon

 

ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia International Awareness Day

CDC MECFS Stakeholder Engagement and Communication (SEC) Webinar/Conference Call annoucement

SEC Webinar/Conference Call

Missing My Life Youtube video credits

Missing My Life Video

Image of a woman who suffers from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

America’s Hidden Health Crisis: Hope for Those Who Suffer from ME/CFS

social security building

Disability and ME-CFS