ME/CFS is a disabling and complex condition that affects up to 2.5 million Americans according to the CDC.
The first time someone may become concerned with ME/CFS is when they notice extreme fatigue and malaise after exertion or even regular physical or mental activity. Regular exercise can cause a sense of feeling extremely ill and their recovery from physical activity takes longer. Sleep does not provide the usual refreshment, and sometimes patients are unable to fall asleep or stay asleep during the night. Other hallmark signs of ME/CFS are post-exertional malaise, which patients may describe as a crash “keeping them in bed for days.” Additional common symptoms are widespread joint and muscle pain, tender cervical lymph nodes, sore throat, severe headache, and cognitive difficulties
Many patients with ME/CFS also commonly complain of gastrointestinal (G.I.) symptoms, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease, and food intolerance as a cause of nutritional imbalances.
Understanding dietary deficiencies in any chronic inflammatory condition can help clinicians diagnose weaknesses and address them individually. Many patients who experience these symptoms have been told quite often that “there is nothing wrong with you.” At Rezilir, we will listen to your story.