Tag Archives: Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome

May 12th: International M.E. Awareness Day

This week is International M.E. Awareness Week, chosen to coincide with the birthday of Florence Nightingale who is thought to have suffered from M.E. during the last years of her life. It is also the Awareness Week for Fibromyalgia/FMS and … Continue reading

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Mental Health and ME, Part One: ‘All in the Mind’

One of the most common misconceptions regarding ME is the idea that it is psychosomatic. This assumption stems in part from the fact that there is as yet no universally reliable diagnostic test, so it is often diagnosed on the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Names

The illness I have is known by many names: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Low Natural Killer Cell Disease and Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS) to name but a few. In the UK, the terms ME and CFS … Continue reading

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