About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also called Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) or Myalgic Encephylomyelitis (ME), affects as many as 4 million people in the US alone, by CDC estimates, with a quarter disabled. It affects more Americans than AIDS, lung cancer and breast cancer combined. Research by the National Chronic Fatigue foundation found CFS sufferers average age of death to be as much as 20 years premature to the average American.
It is a multi-symptom disease, affecting the cardiovascular, immune and central nervous system. The most publicized symptom of the disease is the crippling fatigue, with most patients bed-ridden for all but a few short minutes or hours per day. To the naked eye these patients may look healthy, due to the "invisible" nature of the symptoms, many times causing confusion regarding its legitimacy.
Energy Index Point Score® (EIPS®)
A Functional Capacity Measurement Tool
for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Patients
This is going on my cork board, great to use for showing doctors, consultants etc the extent of your disability