M.E. and Me: A Doctor's Struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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M.E. and Me: A Doctor's Struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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Author K. N. Hng
Country UK
Language English
Subject Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Genre Medical Books
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date
2017
Media type Book
Pages 82
ISBN 978-1974267507

M.E. and Me: A Doctor's Struggle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Dr. K. N. Hng, who was a gastroenterology trainee in the United Kingdom at the time of the book.

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What happens when a doctor gets Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Join this British doctor on her heart-wrenching and eye-opening journey. "One night shift, I just couldn't drag myself off the chair in the office. My whole body had turned to lead."

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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.

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 (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.

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