This is the first article I’ve seen that explains what sufferers of CFS/ME experience. It is a misunderstood and under-diagnosed REAL illness. Greater efforts in funding research are necessary but those of us who have CFS/ME are too tired.
From The Biology of ME-CFS:
Can you think of the worse flu you have ever had? If you have
experienced it, the flu makes you miserable.
Flu: Body aches, exhaustion, sometimes you have the flu where your debilitated for
days, have to call in work, miss classes. Other times it’s more like cold symptoms,
annoying and you have to decrease activity, but you can still function.
ADD TO THIS….Neurological symptoms
Compounds the misery
Brain Fog – Mental Clouding, feels like a dream state, confusion, disorientation
Difficult being upright- and need to lay down or have feet up: lightheadedness, nausea
vomiting, heart races
Night sweats are soaking
Chemical sensitivities, extremely sensitive to medications
Visual – Blurred vision, jumpy vision
Anxious & mood swings, laughing to crying to frustrated to irritable
Neurologically these symptoms are similar to MS.
Symptoms get a little better then, WHAM, comes back again.
It never goes away.
Day after day.