Do I Have ME/CFS?
Almost everyone experiences fatigue from time to time, but for at least one million U.S. adults, teens and children, the fatigue is crushing, unrelieved by rest and accompanied by a constellation of other punishing symptoms. They suffer from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) also called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). ME/CFS is a debilitating and real medical condition that has a serious impact on a person’s quality of life. Early diagnosis of ME/CFS is important.
If this sounds like you and you’ve been searching for answers, this “Do I Have ME/CFS“ quiz can help you determine if you have symptoms characteristic of ME/CFS. It’s important to remember that this is just a screening quiz and does not substitute for a clinical examination by a health care provider. The only way ME/CFS can be diagnosed is with an extensive health history, a thorough physical examination, exclusion of other possible sources of symptoms and consideration of all the symptoms you are experiencing.
This quiz was designed to assess how well your symptoms fit with the hallmark symptoms of ME/CFS and give you some more information to discuss with your doctor. It should not discourage you from seeking medical attention for diagnosis and care. If you have already been diagnosed by a health care professional it should not substitute for that assessment.
Do I have ME/CFS?
The Solve ME/CFS Initiative, Inc. does not dispense medical advice on the diagnosis or treatment of ME/CFS or similar conditions. This questionnaire is provided only as a source of information to site visitors about the symptom patterns and exclusions that can lead a health care provider to make a diagnosis of ME/CFS. The Solve ME/CFS Initiative assumes no liability for any medical treatment or other activity undertaken by readers. For medical advice, please consult your personal health care provider.