This is a debilitating illness and can change a persons whole life. The loss of quality of life can be astounding to non-sufferers and/or family members.Coming to terms with this illness is a battle that a sufferer will deal with every day while learning to adjust and cope.
ME causes persistent fatigue (severe tiredness) that affects a sufferers daily life and doesn't go away with sleep or rest. It is a serious condition that can cause long-term illness and disability, but many people – particularly children and young people – improve over time.
ME is a name derived from Myalgic (the muscle symptoms) Encephalopathy or Encephalomyelitis
(inflammation of the brain and spinal cord). A lot of doctors prefer to use the title CFS (Chronic Fatgue Syndrome).
The title ME/CFS is now commonly used in the UK.
Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS) has sometimes been used to describe early stages of this illness.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is more often used and preferred by doctors because there is not much evidence of brain and spinal cord inflammation, as the term ME suggests but the use of the name ME is also thought to be too specific to cover all the symptoms.
Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is more often used by people who feel that CFS is far too general a name which does not reflect the severity and different types of fatigue. It also shows that fatigue is not the only symptom.
The exact cause of ME/CFS is not known.
It has been suggested that the following may be the cause:
Research is ongoing to establish what causes the condition.
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