CFS/ME - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a long-term illness with a wide range of symptoms. The most common symptom is extreme tiredness.

CFS is also known as ME, which stands for myalgic encephalomyelitis. There's some debate over the correct term to use for the condition, but these pages will refer to it as CFS/ME.

CFS/ME can affect anyone, including children. It's more common in women, and tends to develop between your mid-20s and mid-40s.

Myalgic Encephalomylitis (ME), otherwise known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PCFS) is a condition that causes persistent and extreme fatigue which doesn't go away despite rest or sleep. This exhaustion is more than normal tiredness and is due to the body's inability to recover even after only small amounts of mental, physcial or emotional exertion. It may take a couple of days to kick in and result in a flare up of symptoms. 

t is important to note that CFS/ME affects people in different ways and to differing degrees.  Below are some of the symptoms associated with CFS/ME.

 

Low Energy

Having any chronic disease can be extremely draining.

An article appeared on ChronicallyHopeful.com giving 10 Tips for Managing Life with Debillitating Exhaustion.  It details how to listen to your body, not push through worsening symptoms, schedule time for rest and fun - daily. Eliminate negativity and focus on things that bring you joy and peace.

These tips and more will show you the way to have more strength and energy to live a better quality of life.