Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is a seriously debilitating neurological condition that affects 250,000 people in the UK and 17-30 million people worldwide.
M.E. patients not only have to deal with their poor health but also with the political, social and economic issues that come along and play too!
Many medical professionals have been slow to recognise the illness as valid and that has caused so much harm to the patient community. So much work is being done by researchers around the globe to progress with finding diagnostic criteria and discovering treatments for the condition but these things take time and no significant breakthroughs have been made YET. Momentum is building though and, paws crossed, exciting developments will be made soon.
THERE IS NO EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR M.E.
There isn’t even a clear consensus as to what our condition should be called. The name patients use is decided by where they live in the world and by what label an M.E.-uneducated doctor decided to give them. Most M.E./C.F.S. charities opt for ‘M.E., otherwise known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’. However, ME Foggy Dog chooses to solely use M.E. In our case, M.E. is applied to patients with an official diagnosis of the condition and also patients who have received a C.F.S. diagnosis but identify as having M.E. (by meeting the 7 key indicators for the condition).
While all of this mess is going on, ME Foggy Dog raises awareness of the condition from a human perspective. What the illness actually feels like, regardless of the diagnostic criteria it was diagnosed with or what label the patient was given.Find out More about M.E.