In her autobiography, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" Lena Dunham mentions Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as one of her top ten health concerns. Although not diagnosed with ME or CFS, she writes that she is worried she may developed the illness.
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“I think a lot about chronic fatigue syndrome. It’s symptoms sound awful, like a flu that will never ever end, that drains you and makes you an exhausting burden on your family and friends until you finally are just an idea of a person” by Lena Dunham, 2014
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chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.