Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Someone on Dr. Oz, "5 years ago, we didn't think Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was a real disease, and now we know it is."
They're talking about adrenal fatigue (which I haven't decided yet if that's Real CFS or just a lookalike).

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Chronic Fatigue & Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) is a syndrome, hence its name.

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is also a syndrome.

Allied government mindfully left the "ID" out of the CF(ID)S to create the silly, belittling name, CFS.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is a disease, just like malaria or MS.

CFS is AIDS-like (syndromes).
ME is MS-like (diseases).

ME patients do not have CFS. And while many do, not all CFSers' qualify for a ME diagnosis by ICC.

A CFSer stating they have ME is the equivalent of an AIDS patient stating that they have MS --> IT IS WRONG.

I coined this phenomenon "disease envy." In short, "disease envy" is stealing the name of someone else's disease because you feel it sounds better than the name of your syndrome.

Syndrome or disease, patients suffer and die of both.

E.g., AIDS (syndrome) patients die all the time.

People ignorantly talk about AIDS like its one thing, but by present-day definition, there are 29 separate and distinct types of AIDS patients (everything from TB, malaria, lung and cervical cancers); Only every 29th AIDS patient is alike.

There have to be 29 separate and distinct types of CFS patients, only 1 type being ME. Meaning: roughly only every 29th CFS patient would meet the ICC for a diagnosis of ME.

CFS & ME will never be the same, because diseases and syndromes are two different things.