M.E. - The Illness
M.E. can be described as an INVISIBLE
There are no visible symptoms to see
such as a rash or a cut.
Most M.E. sufferers are so ill or in
so much pain that they are house-bound. Thus, they are out-of-sight.
M.E. is a chronic, debilitating multi-system
disorder comprised of numerous symptoms which include extreme malaise,
pain, cognitive dysfunction, and overwhelming fatigue. At this time
there is no cure for this illness. M.E. has similar symptoms to many
disorders, but should not be confused with them.
The links at left will guide you through
information regarding M.E.
The information presented here is not
intended to be comprehensive, but rather, to be a starting point for readers
to find relevant information about M.E.
The links to external web sites are
not intended to be a complete listing of all M.E. sites on the internet.
However, you will discover that most of the links that are provided, have
many more links to peruse.
Anyone can be afflicted with M.E. at
Higher incidence is noted among those
in high public contact such as teachers, students, healthcare workers and
CHILDREN GET M.E.?
No one knows.
It usually starts after an infection
(such as influenza, bronchitis, mononucleosis, etc.)
It may start after a severe physical
trauma (such as an automobile accident).
In rare cases, it starts as a slow progression
of symptoms which takes the sufferer and physician months or years to recognize
THERE A CURE FOR M.E.?
THERE TREATMENTS FOR M.E.?
Children exhibit some symptoms differently
than adults which makes it difficult to diagnose M.E. in children.
The universal remedy is REST, and lots
Symptoms may be treatable, but the illness
as a whole is not treatable.
M.E. sufferers must learn what there
limits are, and try to live as comfortably as possible within these limits.
Unfortunately, for many M.E. sufferers, their limits are so severe that
it's impossible for them to live comfortably.
Useful treatments may include:
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