What is CFIDS?

October 18, 2013

Chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS) is a debilitating, complex disease that afflicts men, women and children of all ages, races and income levels. It is also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). 

CFIDS can make you feel very sick, as though you are having an awful case of the flu that doesn’t go away. Your doctor can help with treatment ideas that may help ease some symptoms. 

“CFIDS is an illness with serious symptoms… exhaustion, weakness and pain all over the body, inability to think clearly, sleep disorders and many other symptoms that vary from person to person.” –Joel Durrwatcher  

“CFIDS… has a lot of ups and downs… that can teach you a lot about yourself and others.” –Jean Oviatt 

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“Even though the  symptoms may be invisible, CFS is a real illness, and it’s really important to be believed and trusted.”   
 ~Josie O’Connor
Birthdate: December 9, 1980
CFIDS Onset: July 1992