Onward Through the Fog

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Onward Through the Fog is a blog by the writer and patient advocate, Erica Verrillo. She describes her blog as: "A practical resource for treating CFS/ME ... coping tips, specialists, books, articles, research, and advice on how to recover from this debilitating illness". [1] It links to the full text of the 1998 edition of her book, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide.[2]

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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.

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