I have had more questions from ME sufferers, so I have decided to create a second ME Question & Answer Session post, as the answers may be helpful for other people with ME who read my blog.
Q: Are ME and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome the same?
ME stands for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Mya = muscle, algic = pain, encephalo = brain, myelos = marrow, itis = inflammation. So overall ME means muscle pain and inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a group of symptoms including fatigue which after months of testing have no other diagnosis. I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome after a year of tests. I did not have muscle pain, which can also be diagnosed as Fibromyalgia, nor did I have inflammation of the brain and spinal cord which were checked after a CT scan.
However the terms can be used interchangeably.
Q: How bad were your symptoms at your worst?
Q: Other than a vegan diet have you found any other useful changes that have helped you improve?
Q: Do you take any supplements of any sorts or any other form of medication?