The more common symptoms of ME/CFS:
The less common symptoms of ME/CFS are:
N.B. This is a complex illness that can affect people in different ways. Symptoms can change and fluctuate during the course of the illness. It is important to remember that everyone experiences an individual mix of symptoms.
There is, at present, no universally recognised diagnostic test for this debilitating illness. Be aware that cases of misdiagnosis can and do occur.
The fatigue is of a new type:
It is said to be overwhelming and not like any other type of fatigue, for instance:
It is made worse by activity which is called post-exertional malaise. The post-exertional malaise usually does not develop until the day following the activity and it can take several days to improve.
The World Health Orginisation (WHO) have classified it as a neurological condition but this is not accepted by all medical professionals.
The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE)and 84% of the members of The Association of British Neurologists surveyed in 2011 said they did not believe that it is a neurological condition.
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