Tuesday, March 29, 2016
'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome isn't What You Think it is, it's Much Worse
All this time, I hadn't taken his illness seriously, because I thought of it as that: an illness. In reality, it's a disease called myalgic encephalomyelitis, that robs people of their lives, often leaving them bed-ridden and unable to care for themselves.
... Currently, the National Institute of Health spends about $2,500 per person with HIV/AIDS to find a cure. They spend about $5 on ME/CFS.
... Before any major funding for NIH to study ME/CFS will occur, a drastic change in mindset needs to happen throughout the general population. We need to say "we believe you" to so many who have been told to simply cure themselves. We need to stand up for them and fight, because they can't.