There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding ME/CFS. None of which are helpful for people suffering from this illness.
Here are some of the more common myths. Click on each myth to learn why it's not true.
8 common myths (click to find out more)
ME/CFS isn't "real"
ME/CFS isn't a serious illness
ME/CFS is just "Yuppie flu"
ME/CFS is just tiredness
ME/CFS is just depression
ME/CFS is a "waste basket" diagnosis that should not be considered
There are no treatments that can help ME/CFS
People with ME/CFS do not recover
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