Gabby Klein is a contributor to the ME Advocacy blog. She was a Vice President of Administration for an insurance company before she became ill with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) in February 2003 after a stomach flu.
Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]
HHS/CFSAC Testimony[edit | edit source]
- May 2011, Written testimony CFSAC Meeting
- May 2013, Public Testimony CFSAC Meeting
- December 2013, Public Testimony CFSAC Meeting
- January 2015, Public Testimony CFSAC Meeting
- Jan 13, 2017, Public Testimony CFSAC Meeting
Online presence[edit | edit source]
- Gabby Klein is on Twitter.
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Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.
Chronic fatigue syndrome advisory committee (CFSAC) - (sometimes pronounced SIF-SACK) A US government advisory council that met twice per year, covering current topics related to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Meetings usually lasted for two days and the results were presented to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). After 15 years, on September 5, 2018, CFSAC's charter was not renewed by the Department of HHS, effectively dissolving the committee without notice or warning.