Treatment of ME/CFS

How is it treated?

Mental and physical activity pacing (limiting type and duration and including rest periods throughout), avoiding stressors, and using supplements or medications to gain some control of the symptoms are the only treatments available at this time. Counselling (sometimes erroneously referred to as “cognitive behaviour therapy”) may help a person adjust to and effectively cope with the new limitations of the disease.

There is currently no medicine that impacts the cause of the symptoms. There is no single universally approved treatment for ME/CFS. The CDC and other agencies acknowledge treating the disease is complicated by the unknown cause. Because many ME/CFS patients’ symptoms vary over time, specialists often suggest treatments that are highly personalised and change treatment protocols frequently.  Source: Open Medicine Foundation

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