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The Doctor Visit!

The visit to a doctor is one of the more problematic areas of chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). It’s often a time of high drama; your health has fallen apart and you want answers. Many physicians, on the other hand – hit with a barrage of symptoms they don’t understand – simply don’t have any answers. Often either they don’t a lot about what chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) or what they know is wrong. At this point frustrated and scared chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) patient meets frustrated and confused physician. The stage is set for problems.

The pages below explore ways to make this relationship as empowering as possible; they include tips on how to find a knowledgeable physician, recognizing one when you have one and how to make your visit easier on you and on her/him.


Sign the petition to get ME/CFS a research budget of $250 million a year!
There's a US petition and a global solidarity petition here with a long-term target of 50,000 signatures. Time we were on an equal per-patient funding basis with similar diseases!