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Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a disease of the nervous system and the immune system. Its hallmark symptom is post-exertional malaise, a severe worsening of symptoms after cognitive or physical exertion. Common symptoms of ME include: cognitive dysfunction, orthostatic intolerance, and unrefreshing sleep. Many patients will also have headaches, pain, muscle weakness or muscle fatigability, sensitivities to light, sound, touch, foods, odors, and an array of other symptoms. (more...)

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Unrest is a documentary film about ME/CFS that premiered in January 2017 at the Sundance Film Festival. Jennifer Brea, a patient, directed filming from her sickbed using video conferencing tools.(more...)
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Learn more about the diagnoses that are commonly co-morbid with and related to ME. Note: it is possible to both have ME and one of these diagnoses, or to have one of these diagnoses and not have ME.

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