Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. As difficult to diagnose as it is to pronounce, ME is more commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I personally try not to tell people about this diagnosis as they generally believe it’s an excuse to be lazy or complain about being tired. The catch-all name “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” doesn’t help with misconceptions… Continue reading What’s Wrong With You? Part 3: ME/CFS
Category: What’s Wrong With You?
The WWWY series explains Alex’s various chronic illnesses and diagnoses
What’s Wrong With You? Part Two: Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia (fi·bro·my·al·gi·a) is defined by the Center for Disease Control as a “condition that causes pain all over the body, sleep problems, fatigue, and often emotional and mental distress”. Fibro affects about 4 million adults in the US, yet the cause still is not known. The CDC reminds us however that fibromyalgia can be “effectively… Continue reading What’s Wrong With You? Part Two: Fibromyalgia
What’s Wrong With You? Part One: Endometriosis
en·do·me·tri·o·sis /endōˌmētrēˈōsəs/ Noun- a condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the uterus and causing pelvic pain. As concise and accurate as this definition is, for people unfamiliar with endo, this does nothing to help understand what endometriosis is, and what it does. In order to understand endo, you have to understand the… Continue reading What’s Wrong With You? Part One: Endometriosis