“The Month Of ME’ – in response to a challenge and in recognition of the important role the term myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) has played and continues to play in this disorder, August, 2011 will be the ‘Month of ME’ on Phoenix Rising. We will examine ME’s role in this disorder throughout the month. All articles, blogs and posts produced by Phoenix Rising will only use the term myalgic encephalomyelitis or ‘ME’ unless ME/CFS or CFS is absolutely required. We encourage others to make this a “Month of ME” as well.
ME or myalgic encephalomyelitis has always been the preferred choice for many patients and patient support organizations particularly in the UK and Canada but the term ‘chronic fatigue syndrome’ or CFS or an iteration thereof has held sway for over 15 years both in the US and in the scientific community.