Firstly, if you think your symptoms might be ME:
In the UK, the Department of Health, now accepts that ME/CFS is a genuine medical condition. Diagnosis can prove problematic due to the fact that ME/CFS symptoms are similar to those present in a number of other medical conditions. Unfortunately there are no examination findings that can confirm the diagnosis. Diagnosis is made by a process of excluding other conditions before a diagnosis of ME/CFS can be made.
Your GP should follow the NICE guidelines for diagnosing MECFS:
Guidelines released in 2007 from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) state that doctors should consider diagnosing CFS if a person has fatigue and all of the following apply:
The person should also have one or more of these symptoms:
It is estimated that around half a million people in the UK have ME/CFS.
Anyone can get ME/CFS, but it is more common in women than in men and usually develops in the early 20s to mid-40s. Young people can also be affected, usually between the ages of 13 and 15.
The illness can also run in families as previously said.
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