Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / ME
What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or ME?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a serious and complex illness characterised by incapacitating fatigue (experienced as profound exhaustion and extremely poor stamina), neurological problems and certain other symptoms.  By definition the condition does not improve with rest and persists for a minimum of 6 months.  In many cases it lasts for years and severely impairs a person's ability to function.

CFS is also known as Tapanui Flu, Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) and Myalgic Encephalopathy(ME).

More information about CFS / ME can be found on the ANZMES website here

You can download a PDF pamphlet of these DVDs here
What are the main symptoms of CFS?

The hallmark of the disorder is the onset of fatigue that significantly reduces daily activity in a previously healthy person.

Other characteristic symptoms include: - impaired memory or concentration; sore throat, tender lymph nodes, muscle pain, multi joint pain without joint swelling or redness; headaches of a new type, pattern or severity; unrefreshing sleep and post-extertional malaise lasting more than 24 hours.

The degree to which CFS patients are disabled varies widely.  Some patients continue to function at home and at work, although at a reduced level of activity, while others are severely disabled and can not perform many routine activities of daily living.  CFS patients are among the invisibly disabled.

  This presentation by Dr Kathy Rowe was recorded at the ANZMES AGM 2014 in Auckland
more here “Understanding CFS/ME in Young People” Dr Kathy Rowe
  Recorded at special meetings during Prof Nancy Klimas' visit to NZ in November 2010 sponsored by ANZMES and MS Waikato Trust
more here to Support Group members in HamiltonProf Nancy Klimas
more herePresentation to Medical Professionals in AucklandProf Nancy Klimas, Dr Mary Anne Fletcher
 
  Recorded at Hamilton CFS / ME Support Group Meetings  sponsored by 
MS Waikato Trust
more here
1. The Immune System and CFS
2. Report from the 2016 London Invest in ME Conference

Dr Ros Vallings
more here
2015 Invest in ME Conference Report Dr Ros Vallings
more here Report from 3 Conferences in 2014
“Recent ME Research & Medication”
Dr Ros Vallings
more here 2013 Invest in ME Conference Report Dr Ros Vallings
more here
2012 Invest in ME Conference Report Dr Ros Vallings
more here2011 IACFS/ME Conference ReportDr Ros Vallings
 more here"Pain Management" (2011)Dr Ros Vallings
 more hereME / CFS Invest Conference 2010 reportDr Ros Vallings
 more here9th International IACFS/ME Conference 2009 reportDr Ros Vallings
     
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