Why should you support ME/CFS research?
For decades, ME/CFS has received very little research funding compared to other diseases, many not as severe or as common. This disease consumes much of the family resources and time, so patients and their families have not been able to orchestrate an organised and sustainable advocacy or lobbying effort to motivate more research funding. Yet, recent discoveries show we are on the precipice of breaking open the mysteries and bringing validation and relief to those who currently suffer.
This is why research in ME/CFS is a priority, especially since discoveries in ME/CFS will most likely lead to a better understanding of the symptom mechanisms in similar neuro-immune diseases, such as fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, Gulf War illness, and multiple sclerosis.