|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.
Introduced as HR854