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What is ME/CFS?

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a chronic, complex, neuroimmune disease that profoundly limits the health and productivity of patients and, like Long Covid, is often triggered by an infection. Because it is not yet fully understood, there is no cure for ME/CFS, nor are there any FDA-approved drugs or treatments. The main symptoms are extreme exhaustion (exacerbated by activity), cognitive dysfunction and unrefreshing sleep. Other symptoms may vary.

Core Programs

Solve M.E. takes a holistic approach to research and advocacy, catalyzing efforts through our various programs to make ME/CFS, Long Covid, and other “long haul” diseases better understood, diagnosable, and treatable. We are the largest U.S. peer-reviewed provider of private competitive research funding exclusively for ME/CFS, and the partner of choice for strategic, collaborative relationships with patients, researchers, government officials, and other disease organizations across the globe.

About us

The Solve ME/CFS Initiative (Solve M.E.) is a non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for critical research into diagnostics, treatments, and cures for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), Long Covid and other post-infection diseases. Our work with the scientific, medical, and pharmaceutical communities, advocacy with government agencies, and alliances with patient groups around the world is laying the foundation for breakthroughs that can improve the lives of millions who suffer from various “long haul” diseases.


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