What ME/CFS isn't


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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