Everyone’s favourite Fun Sponge is back with the same old message.
Because it’s important.
Chronic Fatigue is the pits. So many people experience it as a symptom in so many different illnesses.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is also the pits. And it’s name is both rubbish and misleading. CFS is the name that’s been used over M.E by the majority of medical professionals since the 1990s. The consensus amongst the community it is that the label is poor, places all the emphasis on just one symptom, doesn’t translate into other languages well, and in no way does the illness any justice. Alas, it’s the label we have.
Chronic Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are not the same thing.
It’s vital that CFS and chronic fatigue are not banded together. I see it so often (more frustrating when it’s done by accounts with such a big following).
CFS/ME or ME/CFS is what a lot of us in the community use. But to see Chronic Fatigue/ME used? Nah. Don’t do that please. The label M.E. was replaced by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It wasn’t replaced by chronic fatigue.
(I have zero energy for the CFS isn’t M.E debate. Zero energy.)