Verywell FMS/CFS

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Verywell FMS/CFS is part of Verywell (health site) and has ME/CFS and fibromyalgia articles which are currently written by Adrienne Dellwo, a Journalism and Communications Graduate of University of Oregon.

Adrienne writes about her personal diagnosis of fibromyalgia and also about ME/CFS. She writes with clarity and simplicity making it easy for the FMS/ME/CFS community to understand complicated information. Topics include research, diagnostic criteria, Rx drugs, symptoms, alternative therapies, advice and more. Adrienne's articles are peer-reviewed.[1]

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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.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
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