Giada Da Ros
Illness[edit | edit source]
Giada developed ME/CFS in 1990 at the age of 20 after a bout of the flu. At the time she was in her second year of university studying law. She was diagnosed two years later in 1992. Although her condition has improved somewhat, she is still ill today.
Advocacy[edit | edit source]
Patient group[edit | edit source]
As President of the CFS Italian Association, she is one of the leading Italian advocates for CFS/ME patients. She has guested on many radio and TV shows through the years speaking about the condition and has had many articles written in newspapers and magazines.
Book[edit | edit source]
Interviews and articles[edit | edit source]
- May 27, 2014, Interview on "Trieste in diretta" (YouTube) (Italian, English subtitles)
- Nov 2014, ME/CFS Testimonial by Giada Da Ros (YouTube) (Italian)
References[edit | edit source]
- "La stanchezza cronica di Giada: «Vivo a letto da venticinque anni»", Pordenone – Il Gazzettino, May 12, 2015, retrieved Dec 12, 2016
- Stanchezza Cronica - Who We Are
- Da Ros, Giada, ed. (2012), Stanchi: Vivere con la Sindrome da Fatica Cronica, Ravenna: SBC Edizioni, ISBN 978-8863472776
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.