Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis's Diagnosis Information Page is a collaborative project of NeedyMeds and PANDORA Org. It is intended to provide information on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and to help those with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis find assistance paying for their medications.
ME/CFS includes dysfunctions in the neurological, endocrine and immune systems. Besides overwhelming and abnormal fatigue, other symptoms could include muscle pain, headaches, sore throat, swollen lymph glands, impaired memory, impaired mental concentration and disrupted sleep patterns. Each patient's list of symptoms will be different. A distinctive feature is that symptoms persist despite adequate sleep and get worse hours or days after exertion or normal mental or body activity. In most cases, ME/CFS persists for years. About 25% of ME/CFS patients are largely homebound or bedbound. Most are moderately ill, with the severity of the symptoms unpredictably varying each day. Only about 5% go into remission. Researchers have not yet identified what causes the disease, and no widely accepted diagnostic test currently exists for ME/CFS. Anyone, at any time and of any gender, can come down with the disease gradually or suddenly. It often strikes teenagers after an infection.
Below, please find a list of medications commonly used in the treatment of this diagnosis. Click on the hyperlink to find whether a savings program is available for that particular drug.
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Medications used in the treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
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