DEFINING AND EXPLAINING ME/CFS TO PROMOTE ACTIVISM THROUGH AWARENESS.
National Academies of Medicine (previously IOM) announcement 2015: https://www.cdc.gov/me-cfs/healthcare-providers/diagnosis/iom-2015-diagnostic-criteria.html
National Academies of Medicine (previously IOM) basic CFS fact sheet: https://www.nap.edu/resource/19012/MECFS_KeyFacts.pdf
The CDC website:
Health and Human Services Office of Women's Health:
Open Medicine Foundation (research arm for CFS):
New York State Association of Family Physicians Winter 2018 Article:
NIH (National Institutes of Health) Categorical Spending for Diseases 2019:
WORKWELL FOUNDATION (Post-exertional malaise, defining and distinguishing hallmark symptom of ME/CFS )
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A PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD COVID-19 HAVE BEEN REPORTING EXHAUSTION AND OTHER SYMPTOMS THAT HAVE LONG OUTLIVED THE RESOLUTON OF THE VIRUS. THIS FOLLOWS AN ME/CFS SYMPTOM PATTERN AND ABSENT OTHER MEDICAL ISSUES MAY BE A NEW AND MODERN MANIFESTATION OF ME/CFS. IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS HAD COVID-19 AND ARE EXPERIENCING THE SYMPTOMS CONTAINED IN THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE, PLEASE BE ADVISED THIS MAY BE DEVELOPING ME/CFS. ACTIVITIES AS TOLERATED (PACING) AND TREATMENT OF THE MOST ACUTE SYMPTOMS IS BEST ADVISED UNTIL A TRUSTED MEDICAL PROVIDER CAN HELP SORT OUT POSSIBLE CAUSES