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The ME-CFSCommunity is a creation of cfsKnowledgeCenter, Inc., a member supported, Not for Profit, 501 (c) 3 organization.

Our members may come from many countries but we are united in our determination to learn from, and to assist, one another in moving beyond the obstacles imposed upon us by our illness.

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Our members reside in:
Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Christmas Island, Columbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, GreeceGreenland, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Iran, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Lithuania, Malta, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela.


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Jen Marcum updated their profile
Elizabeth Story replied to Elizabeth Story's discussion Intermittent Symptoms
"No hurry. Write back when you feel up to it and have time. I hope you can get out to see your mother. I'm sorry to hear the bad news about her health.  Thanks! I'm feeling cautiously happy about the diagnosis. It should help with…"
Alyson Knop replied to Elizabeth Story's discussion Intermittent Symptoms
"Thanks, Shay, for the document link--it looks very helpful. Elizabeth, I'll write more soon. Am flaring pretty badly and also trying to figure out how/whether I can get out to MN to be with my mother, who was just diagnosed with pancreatic…"
Elizabeth Story replied to Elizabeth Story's discussion Intermittent Symptoms
"Thanks for your reply, Shay! I appreciate the link as well. I actually hadn't seen this document before. I had a different but similar document I tried showing my NP. It did seem like showing her something was helpful, but it was hard to get…"
Shay replied to Elizabeth Story's discussion Intermittent Symptoms
"It does sound like you have CFS/ME. Symptoms can be intermittent. It is normal for most medical doctors to be mis- or under-informed about this illness. This is a link to the PDF for the International Consensus Primer for Medical Practitioners. It…"
Elizabeth Story replied to Elizabeth Story's discussion Intermittent Symptoms
"Hi Alyson, It looks like since I saw the rheumatologist I have a diagnosis of CFS added to my medical record, so that is something. Doing a sleep study sounds uncomfortable to me. It seems like ti would be hard to sleep normally under the conditions…"
Shay updated their profile
Alyson Knop replied to Elizabeth Story's discussion Intermittent Symptoms
"Hi, Elizabeth-- It sounds like your appointment with the rheumatologist was disappointing, although perhaps not surprisingly so. I'm sorry she didn't have more to offer in the way of ideas for treatment. I guess a sleep study might not be…"
Mar 15
Elizabeth Story replied to Elizabeth Story's discussion Intermittent Symptoms
"Hi Alyson, Well, the rheumatologist was very nice but seemed a bit confused as to why the NP had sent me all that way to see her. She said it sounded like I had CFS, fibromyalgia, or migraine and said they were "all cousins" but that was…"
Mar 10
Alyson Knop replied to Elizabeth Story's discussion Intermittent Symptoms
"I realized that my saying it was good to concentrate on your two "full-time jobs"--your health and your thesis--wasn't being very considerate of your lack of funds. I'm sure having to worry about finances on top of everything…"
Mar 2
Alyson Knop replied to Elizabeth Story's discussion Intermittent Symptoms
"  Hi, Elizabeth, I’ll be eager to hear how your appointment with the rheumatologist went. I hope that it was more helpful than frustrating. As you say, it’s a long way to drive, so I hope it felt worth your while. (All of my…"
Mar 2
Lynn Preis updated their profile
Mar 1
Elizabeth Story replied to Elizabeth Story's discussion Intermittent Symptoms
"Hi Alyson, I'm glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. Hope it continues. I seem to be doing better these past few days.  Melatonin helped for a while, but I acclimated to it quickly. I haven't taken it for a few weeks, so I'm…"
Feb 25
Alyson Knop replied to Elizabeth Story's discussion Intermittent Symptoms
"Hi, Elizabeth, I was having trouble sitting up earlier but seem to be somewhat better now--so I'll see how much I can write. You wrote so much of interest to me, that there's a lot I want to respond to. I'm really sorry that…"
Feb 24
Mike Lapenna posted a discussion

CFS/ME Registry available

Fellow members,About a year ago, I started an initiative to accelerate research studies on CFS/ME.  One of the most time consuming aspects is recruiting suitable patients.  My effort is to create a community of thousands of CFS/ME sufferers and to inform then when new studies come up.  I regularly search for CFS/ME studies and when I find one recruiting participants, I post it on the site and inform the members.  Participation is voluntary - I understand that members have limited energy.  There…See More
Feb 23
Jaia B. updated their profile
Feb 21

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The ME-CFSCommunity is reserved for those individuals who wish to learn from, and directly communicate with, those who are afflicted with ME/CFS. Access to the various sections and features of the ME-CFSCommunity beyond the Main Page is limited to registered members only to protect their privacy. 

To learn about severe fatigue, ME/CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) or fibromyalgia visit:, an open access website.

The mission of the ME-CFSCommunity is to help members move beyond the challenges they face. We seek to facilitate the free and open exchange of information on ME/CFS, fibromyalgia and related illnesses among those who know the most about the true impact of these afflictions.

Membership is FREE and PRIVATE. Our member roster is not shared with any other organization nor used for any commercial purpose. 

You are welcome to join us. You'll find us warm and welcoming.

Our community interesting, informative and supporting.


Check out InTheNews for daily updates on the latest medical news releases and other news items which may be of particular interest.


QUESTION: How can a $10 investment pay off in millions for desperately needed ME/CFS research.

ANSWER: Get a large segment of the general public to buy something they want, at a very low cost, and put every penny of profit into ME/CFS research.

EXPLANATION: The C.D.C. and other experts tells us there are over 145 million adults in the U.S. alone who suffer with an addiction, 107 million more with a chronic disease, 88 million who are obese, 40 million who are co-dependent, 34 million with osteoarthritis, 30 million who suffer with anxiety, 25 million with diabetes, 24 million with PTSD, 15 million who suffer with depression as well as 1.3 million with ME/CFS.

Take just a few minutes to watch the videos at Personal Stories and you’ll see and hear for yourself that these challenges can be greatly reduced, if not eliminated, with proper guidance.

If only 0.5 of 1% of the people with the challenges listed above spend just $3.98 to begin to significantly improve their health and well being, $6,827,936 will have been raised for ME/CFS research.

In fact, everyone has more than one personal challenge which can be eased or eliminated entirely through yoga which is why multiple purchases are the norm and significantly more than $6 million dollars for ME/CFS research is likely to be generated. This is the whole idea behind the innovative ME/CFS research fundraising website

Three things you can do to help us help you:   

  1. Check out our ME/CFS research fundraising website yourself. Do it now, you’ll be both surprised by the stories and really pleased if you try at least one of the sessions yourself. 
  2. Encourage your family and friends to take a few minutes to watch the videos at Personal Stories and ask them to Like them for Facebook while they are at it.
  3. Help us to raise the $25,000 we need to initiate a full scale marketing campaign to our target markets to turn the small stream of money already started in a river to generate the $6 million, or more, for ME/CFS research.

If each of the 5,213 members of the ME-CFSCommunity donate just $5 today, we’ll reach the $25,000 goal in a heartbeat. The fact is, however, that not everyone can or will. So, we are asking you to donate $10, or more as you can afford, and please, do it now, simply click on the PayPal logo or link below.

$10 to generate $6 million, or more, for ME/CFS research?  Now, that’s a good investment!

This ground breaking video series Exercise & ME/CFS is now available online for immediate viewing for only $3.98 or it may be viewed AND downloaded in its entirety for only $9.98.

To preview, or for immediate downloading, click on the image above or HERE.

"The series of exercise videos have been transformational.  Prior to viewing these videos, my attempts to exercise were basically a disaster. 

I would try to do a little strength training and I would inevitably trigger a crash.  But learning about VO2 max testing and how to modify my exercises to keep my heart rate within my safe zone have been game changers for me! 

Since starting on this exercise protocol I have lost 25 pounds, and am now stronger than many of my non-cfs friends!!! Paula D., Washington D.C

(Firefox & Mozilla browsers may encounter problems linking)

Instead of asking for donations or grants, maybe, just maybe, the money can be raised from people who only want, or can only afford, to take care of themselves . . . and in the process of taking care of themselves, the profits go to fund research for ME/CFS.

That's the basic idea behind the video series "Yoga On the Path Towards Wellness".

Want to learn more? Go to While there, check out the Your Stories section.

Silly idea? Maybe . . . maybe not $1,000,000 or more annually for ME/CFS research seems doable . . .  on paper at least. 

Please, go to, check it out and ten tell your friends and neighbors to check it out as well.

And by the way, please "Like" the website and videos while you're there. With a little help, this idea just might pay off for us.


What have you learned from your affliction with ME/CFS and/or fibromyalgia that you'd like to share with others?

A new section has been created at Tips for Life w/ ME/CFS. Read 10 tips from Dr Hyman and two others who have made significant progress in alleviating their symptoms from ME/CFS.

Join in with the others to comment or add tips of your own.


We've re-organized our Continuing News Stories by giving each of the following articles their own page. You'll find the links to each within the InTheNews section as well as those immediately shown below.

Clear insights and actionable information from widely recognized authorities are the hallmarks of the Expert Assistance series of videos produced specifically for those afflicted with ME/CFS and related illnesses.

The entire Expert Assistance video series is now available AT NO CHARGE.

View them as many times as you like. Tell your friends, and physician, about them. Both patients and medical professionals will find them an excellent, and frequently referenced, source of valuable information.

When viewing the series, we hope you will also take a moment to consider their value to your pocketbook as well as your path towards wellness. We hope that you will respond in kind and support this effort to provide you with Expert Assistance with a contribution to keep the community up and running and able to continue to produce these ground breaking videos for you.

The ME/CFS & FM Patient Survey is a blind (names withheld) research study to gather data from around the world from those afflicted with ME/CFS & FM to further research into the disease. Everyone who is afflicted with ME/CFS or FM is encouraged to take the survey.

Over 450 people have completed the study thus far. Have You? It's important that we assist the research on ME/CFS in every way we can. Please help, it takes just a few minutes of your time.
Learn more about and take the ME/CFS & FM Patient Survey


The ME/CFS Case Definition Survey is a standardized guide for clinicians and research scientists for the evaluation of the impact of various specific symptoms upon those afflicted. It is presented in conjunction with the ME/CFS research team at the University of Miami.

Dr Nancy Klimas is delighted that so far over 800 people from around the world have taken the survey. Won't you please join them?

Learn more about and take the Case Definition Survey


Contributions are sorely needed to support this website. There is no benefactor or foundation supporting us. Our ability to survive rests with the individual members of the community.

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