Help us get ME/CFS recognised!
It is more common than you think!.
- Some estimates suggest that ME/CFS may affect 3,000 in every 100,000 adults
- Heath organisations have suggested that more than 1 million Americans have ME/CFS
- According to the National Health Service, approximately a quarter of a million people in the UK have ME/CFS
Did you know.
- There are no widely, standarised and recognised laboratory tests to diagnose ME/CFS
- ME/CFS starts suddenly with an infection (Borellia, Bartonella..) and is usually accompanied by a "flu-like” illness
- The period between the start of the disease and receiving proper treatment can sometimes take years
- Many sufferers do not have the financial means to pay for treatments
- Without the correct diagnosis and treatment, ME/CFS can lead to death
ME/CFS causes financial disaster.
- Social security schemes may not consider sufferers as sick and stop benefits
- Working while suffering from ME/CFS may become impossible
- Recovery can be a very long process often measured in years
- “Biological level” treatments are generally not funded by government healthcare programs