ME sucks ass, and people believe you when tell them the symptoms, but as soon as you say it’s ME, you get treated like you’re making it up. Thankfully (or not), I got a diagnosis of diabetes, which they know how to treat. I still have a diagnosis of ME, but my issues could be diabetes related instead, but, I was prescribed anti depressants for a lack of energy, which did help for a while, so maybe this could help? Treat ME like a physical depression, rather than a mental depression.
The month of May is “ME Awareness Month”, with May 12th being the particular day, and I have also seen the week starting May 11th designated as ME awareness week.
ME is classified by the World Health Organisation as a neurologically-based disease. It is of unknown cause, although there are several theories including viral and environmental agents. There is no known cure.
Unfortunately, in the UK the NHS seems to have ignored the WHO’s classification of ME as a specifically neurological illness, and has lumped ME together with any and all unexplained tiredness and fatigue, which can in fact be caused by a number of things, including Lyme Disease, Lupus, vitamin B12 deficiency and Pernicious Anaemia, Thyroid and adrenal problems, Sjögren’s, PCOS and other endocrine diseases, MS, fibromyalgia, depression and more, and has called the whole collection CFS, MEcfs or cfsME.
Within the umbrella of CFS there is obviously a…
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