This is an extremely important topic but one that I am in no way able to do justice to right now! So I'm reblogging this post from a fantastic blog: http://documentingme.net/2014/01/31/me-vs-cfs-theyre-not-the-same/ It summarises the history of the naming of ME, the difference between ME and CFS, and the damage done to both ME and CFS patients when the two names are conflated. Please visit that page to read the rest of this brilliant and important post. Thank you!
Heads up, folks! This is probably the most important post I will ever write. It’s certainly one I feel very passionate about. It’s also a bit daunting, because I really want to get it right, to write this post in such a way that people will understand the truth in what I’m saying and pass it on. So, here it goes.
ME is not CFS. By CFS, I am of course referring to the diagnosis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Everywhere you go, you see the two names combined. Many patients themselves abbreviate their illness as “MECFS,” “CFS/ME,” etc. This is incorrect. Doing so hurts literally hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Let me explain.