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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: March 19, 2018 12:22 PM
From: Representative Peter Schweyer
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution: “Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania
In the near future, I will be introducing a resolution designating May 12, 2018, as “Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), commonly referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), is a disorder characterized by profound fatigue that is not relieved by rest. Symptoms of ME/CFS include unrefreshing sleep, problems thinking and concentrating, muscle and joint pain, and worsened memory. Researchers estimate that anywhere between 836,000 and 2.5 million Americans suffer from ME/CFS, but only an estimated 10% of this population have been correctly diagnosed. While there is no known cure for ME/CFS, several of its symptoms may be treated or managed, which may help provide relief for some patients.

Please join me in bringing awareness to patients with ME/CFS, as well as families, caregivers and researchers who work with or have been impacted by this disorder.

Thank you.

Introduced as HR854