Mary M. Schweitzer, PhD, is an advocate who has been living with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) since 1994. She stated in a written testimony to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC): "I first collapsed with 'chronic fatigue syndrome' on October 24, 1994 (although I probably already had it when an outbreak of Epstein-Barr swept Villanova, where I was a professor, in the fall of 1990)".
She has been receiving Ampligen since 1999. After a period where she stopped Ampligen, she had a severe relapse, making her committed to never voluntarily going off Ampligen again. Currently she is in the Ampligen trial with Dr. Daniel Peterson in Incline Village. Mary blogs at Slightly Alive.
Talks and Interviews
- 2014, Comments before the IOM committee
- 2011, ME/CFS Alert Episode 14 - Patient Perspectives: Mary Schweitzer
- Public Testimony for Jan 2015 CFSAC meeting
- Public Testimony for Jun 2012 CFSAC meeting
- Public Testimony for Nov 2011 CFSAC meeting
- Written Testimony for May 2011 CFSAC meeting
- Written Testimony for Oct 2009 CFSAC meeting
- Written Testimony for May 2009 CFSAC meeting
- Written Testimony for May 2007 CFSAC meeting