Nice guidelines blog
NICE Guidelines, the Network of Clinical Excellence guidelines blog, is a blog about myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome penned by the GP Dr Speedy. Dr Speedy is an advocate and patient with ME.
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- Speedy, Dr (November 11, 2016). "THE NICEGUIDELINES BLOG: The inaugural Dr. Speedy health award goes to ..." THE NICEGUIDELINES BLOG. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
Please do not confuse us with NICE from the UK: the National Institute of ignoring Clinical Evidence.
- Speedy, Dr. "THE NICEGUIDELINES BLOG". niceguidelines.blogspot.com. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
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.