ME/CFS is a severe, complex, acquired illness with numerous symptoms related to the dysfunction of the brain, gastro-intestinal, immune, endocrine and cardiac systems. Without appropriate management, the condition can have an extreme impact on an individual limiting the capacity to lead an independent, healthy and fulfilling life. While the range of symptoms and severity of the condition is quite broad the lack of clear biomarkers and clinical evidence for the condition makes diagnosis of ME/CFS difficult. Additionally, with limited awareness among the community and clinical profession the condition is widely misunderstood and appropriate treatment and management therefore remain challenging.
ME/CFS can be a confusing condition – at this moment there is no definitive diagnosis, no cure and no agreed management plan. In fact it’s very similar in nature to a number of other chronic illnesses.
It is fundamental to the well-being of those impacted by ME/CFS that the condition is more widely recognized to facilitate enhanced availability and access to effective diagnosis, treatment and management.
BUT, as difficult as this sounds, there is help and there is information and there are ways to manage the condition. Following are quick links to the resources you need to find your way. Whether you are questioning if you have the condition, have just been diagnosed or are looking for ways to help you manage your symptoms and your life, there is information and support available.
Here are some quick links for you – you can also explore via the menu at the top of the page, or the search bar on the right-hand side of the page.