Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Fatigue Is Not a Disease
In the U.S. over 30% of existing MS patients – that's 1,584 people - were diagnosed with CFS before being correctly diagnosed with MS. These are people who, had they been properly diagnosed in the early stages of the illness, would have had access to treatments that might have slowed or even halted the progression of the disease. Instead, they were told they had "chronic fatigue syndrome," an illness for which there is no treatment. Those 1,584 people have now had their diagnoses corrected to MS. Just imagine how many people with MS are currently being diagnosed with CFS.