Thursday 9 February 2012

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis - M.E.
The Symptoms:
    1. Persistent fatigue that does not improve with bed rest or sleep and is severe enough to reduce average daily activity by at least 50% for at least six months.
    2. Muscle weakness and pain, especially in the shoulders, upper arms, thighs
    3. Muscle twitching
    4. Blurred vision
    5. Numbness/pins and needles
    6. Tender swollen lymph nodes, particularly underarms and neck
    7. Joint pain
    8. Poor circulation (cold hands and feet)
    9. Chronic sore throat, often with recurrent flu-like symptoms
    10. Irritable bowel syndrome
    11. Sensitivities (to light, touch, food, chemicals, perfume, paint etc.)
    12. Alteration of taste and smell
    13. Headaches
    14. Rashes
    15. Dryness of mucous membranes (throat, mouth ,eyes)
    16. Mouth ulcers
    17. Uncomfortable or frequent urination
    18. Poor concentration
    19. 'Foggy' thinking
    20. Difficulty speaking and choosing words appropriately (for example saying, black when you mean white)
    21. Poor memory
    22. Interrupted sleep patterns
    23. Depression
    24. Mood swings, anxiety
    25. Brain fog
    26. Inability to control your temperature
Not everyone with ME experiences every single one of these symptoms and there may be a few that i have missed out.
Thank you for reading xx


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