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What about ME

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osMNquFInKw&feature=related

What about ME/ CVS

http://www.investinme.org/Article-020%20What%20is%20ME%20What%20is%20CFS.htm

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) has been documented in the medical literature from 1934. (1) The Wallis description of ME (not Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, known as CFS - see below) was in 1957. (2) Sir Donald Acheson's (a former UK Chief Medical Officer) major review of ME was in 1959. (3)

In 1962, the distinguished neurologist Lord Brain included it in the standard textbook of neurology. (4)

ME has been formally classified by the World Health Organisation as a neurological disorder in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) since 1969 (ICD-8: Vol I: code 323, page 158; Vol II (Code Index) page 173).

http://www.afairname.org/advocates.cfm

The FNIC roster includes highly dedicated and respected patient advocates, doctors, celebrities and other VIPs, who share one goal: to acknowledge the severity of CFS and change the name to reflect this severity. The committee's membership presently stands at more than 20 members; click on the links below to read a bio and to learn more.

http://www.geocities.com/capitolhill/4277/

Repeal Existing Stereotypes about Chronic, Immunological and Neurological Diseases

http://www.co-cure.org/Nightingale_ME_Definition.pdf

The Nightingale Definition of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis -  Byron Marshall Hyde MD

http://cfidsreport.com/

CDC conclusions in CFS

http://tinyurl.com/ygwo6p

An individual’s unique combination of possible predisposing factors determines their response to a triggering event. This triggering agent pushes the individual past their threshold, within which they can maintain good health. In the majority of cases CFS is initially triggered by a viral infection, for example Ross River Virus (RRV), Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) and many others

http://www.ei-resource.org/cfs-me.asp

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) was originally defined in 1988 when the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the US brought together a number of researchers who had been investigating a strange syndrome characterized by overwhelming fatigue

http://www.learningdiscoveries.org/
ChronicFatigueSyndrome.htm

What exactly is CFS?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGsHr3x9pVE

video’s cfs patients:  1 caring . 2 severe ME carers diary, 3 isolation, 4 Hope,5 Transformation, 6 Survival, 7 severe ME, 8 Love and politics part I, 9 Love and politics part II, 10 Inside and out, 11 Not NICE!  12 NiceReport,13 NiceReport II, a videoresponse to NICE by Linda,14 Do you really want to know?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_fatigue_syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS) and various other names, is a syndrome of unknown and possibly multiple etiology, affecting the central nervous system (CNS), immune, and many other systems and organs.

http://www.iop.kcl.ac.uk/IoP/PRT/cfs.htm

The cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is unknown and is being investigated by researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry. For example, they are investigating whether there are immunological or virological explanations of CFS. It has been discovered that some patients show immunological abnormalities, such as high levels of circulating immune complexes, altered serum immunoglobulins and low levels of natural killer cells, but at present these findings are inconclusive.

http://www.sclero.org/medical/symptoms/associated/
fibromyalgia/a-to-z.html

Relationship Between (CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FMS

http://www.cfids-cab.org/cfs-inform/Overlap/poser00.txt

The differential diagnosis of CFS and MS

http://www.shasta.com/cybermom/about%20cfids.htm

CFIDS stands for Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome.

http://home.tampabay.rr.com/lymecfs/faq.htm

 

This is a collection of those Frequently Asked Questions with answers collected from the latest information available and some of my opinions. Please seek medical advice.

http://www.recoveryfromcfs.org/preface.htm

 

Recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Bruce Campbell

http://www.mic.ki.se/Diseases/C05.html#C05.651.310

 

Links pertaining to Musculoskeletal Diseases (tip)

http://www.intmednova.com/edu/CFS%20a%20thesis%20on%20Pathogenesis.pdf

 

Pathogenesis of chronic fatigue syndrome,a multisystem hypothesis

http://www.cfs-news.org/

 

General info about CFS    Frequently Asked Questions    Non-CFS links

http://www.remedyfind.com/hc-Chronic-Fatigue-Syndrome.asp

 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS; CFIDS; M.E.) is a disorder characterized by extreme exhaustion, muscle pain, cognitive problems and a number of other physical symptoms

http://sickchicks.homestead.com/CIND.html

 

Resources on Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (also known as Myalgic Encephalmyelitis), Fibromyalgia, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities  (Environmental Illness), Autonomic Nervous System Disorders (Dysautonomia),  Allergies, and related conditions

http://yalenewhavenhealth.org/library/healthguide/en-us/illnessconditions/topic.asp?hwid=hw32907

 

Most experts now believe that chronic fatigue syndrome is a distinct physical disease with physical symptoms

http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0424515075

 

DI 24515.075 Evaluation of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

http://www.show.scot.nhs.uk/nhslanarkshire/
hq/public_health/ar-2002/pdf_files/chapter9-6.pdf#search='osteopathy%20and%20cfs
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Consensus on this issue has however emerged, with a report prepared by an Independent Working Group to the Chief Medical Officer in England in 2002 describing it as a potentially severe and disabling illness that is clinically recognisable

http://www.cfsresearch.org/missing.htm

 

National institute of Allergy and infectious Deseases- U.S. Department of Health and Human services. What is CFS – May 2004

http://www.meactionuk.org.uk/
House_of_Lords_Debates_160402.htm

 

"CFS/ME should be classified as a chronic condition with long term effects on health alongside other illnesses such as multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease".

http://www.pophealthmetrics.com/content/2/1/1

 

Regional distribution of fatiguing illnesses in the United States: a pilot study

http://www.disabilityuk.com/masterpages/cfsm.htm

What is it?How will it affect me? How do I cope?

http://www.woodmed.com/CFS%20&%20FMS%20Handout.htm

 

The cause of CFS and FMS is unknown their course is chronic. Both disorders can be diagnosed by a physician only on the basis of symptoms reported by the patient and cannot be confirmed by laboratory tests or other objective measures.

http://cfidsreport.com/Articles/What%20is%20CFIDS.htm

 

What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFIDS?

http://www.labtestsonline.org/
understanding/conditions/cfs.html

 

CFS What is it

http://cfids.org/about-cfids/default.asp

Symptoms diagnosis treatment research patient profiles

http://www.healthfind.org/Health/ConditionsandDiseases/
NeurologicalDisorders/ChronicFatigueSyndrome/
Organizations/

Home: Health: Conditions and Diseases: Neurological Disorders: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Organizations (20)

http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/1544/

M.E. & FM Manual

 

 

Articles :

 

Anesthesia and CFS

Difference and classification of ME and cfs

Differences between me and cfs

F.A. Q. with answers collected from the latest information available on cfs 

ME/CFS: Clinical working case definition – diagnostic and treatment protocols

The differential diagnosis of cfs and Ms

The formal international classification of Me by the W.H.O 

Understanding the emotions surrounding cfs