Portal:Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

From MEpedia, a crowd-sourced encyclopedia of ME and CFS science and history
Jump to: navigation, search
edit  

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a disease of the nervous system and the immune system. Its hallmark symptom is post-exertional malaise, a severe worsening of symptoms after cognitive or physical exertion. Common symptoms of ME include: cognitive dysfunction, orthostatic intolerance, and unrefreshing sleep. Many patients will also have headaches, pain, muscle weakness or muscle fatigability, sensitivities to light, sound, touch, foods, odors, and an array of other symptoms. (more...)

edit  

Primer

edit  

Selected article

Source: laurahillenbrandbooks.com
"A Sudden Illness" is a 2003 essay in the New Yorker by Laura Hillenbrand, best-selling author of Seabiscuit and Unbroken. (more...)
edit  

Topics

edit  

In the news

Newspaper color drawing.png
edit  

Diagnostic criteria

Learn more about the diagnosis

If you think you might have ME, read these diagnostic criteria and see how they compare with your symptoms:

edit  

Co-morbidities

Co-morbid diagnoses

Learn more about the diagnoses that are commonly co-morbid with and related to ME. Note: it is possible to both have ME and one of these diagnoses, or to have one of these diagnoses and not have ME.

edit  

Find a doctor

Find a doctor

Find support

edit  

Selected picture

Whitney Dafoe - before illness.png
Whitney.JPG
Whitney Dafoe, before and after becoming ill with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.
edit  

Related portals

  What are portals?    ·    List of portals  

Purge server cache


The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
From MEpedia, a crowd-sourced encyclopedia of ME and CFS science and history.