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I have Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia. Seek doctor with extensive interest, knowledge and experience. Thanks?

I have Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia. Seek doctor with extensive interest, knowledge and experience. Thanks?

Many issues: Based on what you wrote it is likely you will need more than one specialist. Start with your own doctor who will review your medical history, examine you, order labs, and then make future management decisions including referral. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Definition)

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by severe fatigue lasting longer than six months for which no underlying cause has been found. Chronic fatigue gets worse with strenuous physical or mental activity. Rest does not seem to ...Read more


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Can myalgic encephalomyelitis be cured?

Can myalgic encephalomyelitis be cured?

ADEM: I am unfamiliar with "myalgic", but the disorder of acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, is a condition in mainly children subsequent to upper repiratory infection or vaccination. Full recovery occurs in 70%, and treatment with steroids, plasmapheresis, ivig, or chemotherapy drugs has proven successful. ...Read more

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What is myalgic encephalomyelitis and what are its symptoms?

What is myalgic encephalomyelitis and what are its symptoms?

?myalgic: I have never heard the term "myalgic". The correct terminology is adem, acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, which occurs mainly in children following an upper respiratory tract infection or vaccination. Fever, headache, imbalance, double vision, problems with speech and swallowing occur. Biggest concern maybe whether the episode is the onset on multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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What are symptoms and treatment for myalgic encephalomyelitis?

What are symptoms and treatment for myalgic encephalomyelitis?

Fatigue: Extreme fatigue lasting more than 6 months without any obvious cause ( all test are normal ) that interfere with the persons normal function. ...Read more

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In bed 9 years. I have a disease called myalgic encephalomyelitis .its life threatening .no help .have u heard of it and know how I can save my life. ?

Chronic fatigue: That sounds like an important problem! But are you sure about the diagnosis? If you are sure, then we just need to find someone on here who is an expert in handling that condition. Problem is, they will want to be sure of the diagnosis too. So you have been in bed 9 years. Has anyone been looking after you during that time? There are certain things that would help regardless of the cause. ...Read more

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Looking for help with myalgic encephalomyelitis also known as cfs. Ideas to overcome this illness?

Pacing: This condition is also known as chronic fatigue syndrome.. Many treatments have been tried but with mixed success and sometimes worsening of the underlying condition. This includes trials with cbt and get. Please read the excellent review at wikipedia.Com for a good explanation of what pacing is. You also may wish to type the illness into your search engine on your computer and look up the national organizations for this condition. These websites provide up to date information regarding the status of research and treatment. ...Read more

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I've had numbness in my face and head for about 2 months and can't seem to get any answers as to the cause. I'm sure this couldn't be strokes, but could it be MS or myalgic encephalomyelitis?

I've had  numbness in my face  and  head for about 2 months and can't seem to get any answers as to the cause. I'm sure this couldn't be strokes, but could it be MS or myalgic encephalomyelitis?

5 th cranial N dz.: Is numbness on one side of face or both? Also in the scalp is the numbness involving entire scalp or it stops at ear, chin and vertex level (imaginary line) and half of scalp level. Face and half of scalp in the front are supplied by trigeminal nerve for sensation. Lesions from dm, ms, herpes zoster sarcoidosis, vasculitic condns, tumors of the nerve, nasopharynx tumour to be r/o. Need imaging- brain. ...Read more

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Are doctors in the us allowed to formally diagnose someone with myalgic encephalomyelitis, or do they have to use the diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Are doctors in the us allowed to formally diagnose someone with myalgic encephalomyelitis, or do they have to use the diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Yes: While most mds use the diagnosis "chronic fatigue syndrome, " there are many authorities who feel that myalgic enchephlomyelitis is a more accurate term for many of those with chronic fatigue. Doctors are totally allowed to use that diagnosis for those who qualify- the icd-9 code is 323.9. See http://www.Name-us.Org/defintionspages/definitionsarticles/2011%20consensus%20criteria.Pdf. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with. myalgic encephalomyelitis (by a UK GP), is it safe to get a tattoo with this condition?

I have been diagnosed with. myalgic encephalomyelitis (by a UK GP), is it safe to get a tattoo with this condition?

No: Since this disorder does not have a proven cause but likely reflects some disorder of the immune system and many central nervous system symptoms, it would be unwise to undertake a tattoo which adds another variable to your condition. When an exact cause and treatment is found there is a better basis for making a decision. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


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