What About ME

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What About ME is a 2016 documentary reporting on ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), finding medical and political neglect to "control an illness that is spreading to millions on the planet." Susan Douglas directed, produced, and co-wrote[1] the 90 minute film which spans six years of investigation. Oliver Potterton is the other co-writer.[2] It premiered at the May 2016 Monaco, France film festival.[3]

People featured include but are not limited to: Annette Whittemore, Dr. Judy Mikovits, Dr. Daniel Peterson, Mary Schweitzer, PhD., Dr. Sarah Myhill, Dr. Charles Shepherd, and Dr. Ian Lipkin.

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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.

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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