Category: MECFS Information

What is ME/CFS?

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a complex and disabling disease that affects many parts of the body, including the brain and muscles, as well as the digestive, immune and cardiac systems, among others.

Basics of ME/CFS

Join Emerge Australia’s Nurse Educator Kate Herbert as we dive into the basics of ME/CFS, including outdated and current understanding of ME/CFS, the importance of post-exertional malaise (PEM) in diagnosis, and management techniques such as pacing that you can use to manage life with ME/CFS.

Diagnosing ME/CFS

An accurate diagnosis of ME/CFS is possible in general practice using accepted diagnostic criteria.
Patients with Long COVID who present with post-exertional malaise (PEM) should have ME/CFS included in the differential diagnosis as the presence of PEM may change activity and exercise advice.

ME/CFS Facts

ME/CFS is a complex illness and has been misunderstood by doctors and scientists worldwide. As we move forward and learn about ME/CFS there are some important key facts Emerge Australia wants to share.

Associated Conditions

In addition to ME/CFS, it common for people living with ME/CFS to have other conditions including fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and orthostatic intolerance amongst others.


How a diagnosis of myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is made, the severity scale of ME/CFS, and the importance of early and accurate diagnosis

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