Morgan Fairchild is an American actress living with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), best known for her roles in Search for Tomorrow, Flamingo Road, Falcon Crest, as well as numerous guest appearances in other shows. She has become an advocate with the Solve ME/CFS Initiative, a ME/CFS patient group.
Ms. Fairchild was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in 1989 and has said compared to others she has a mild case. She was involved with the 2015 roll-out of the National Academy of Medicine's (NAM) Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID) roll-out.
Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Morgan Fairchild". Wikipedia. Sep 8, 2018.
- Fairchild, Morgan (Mar 25, 2015). "Morgan Fairchild at the SMCI IOM briefing By Morgan Fairchild/SolveCFS". YouTube.
- "Morgan Fairchild Joins SMCI in DC for IOM Report Briefing - Solve ME/CFS Initiative". Solve ME/CFS Initiative. Mar 12, 2015. Retrieved Sep 9, 2018.
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.
National Academy of Medicine (NAM) - An American non-profit, non-governmental organization which provides expert advice to governmental agencies on issues relating to biomedical science, medicine and health. Formerly known as the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID) - A term for ME/CFS that aims to avoid the stigma associated with the term "chronic fatigue syndrome", while emphasizing the defining characteristic of post-exertional malaise (PEM). SEID was defined as part of the diagnostic criteria put together by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report of 10 February 2015.