What People With ME/CFS Can Teach Covid Long-Haulers

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), sometimes referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is a complex, multisystemic neuroimmune disease affecting 15–30 million people worldwide. Many people with ME/CFS experience symptoms similar to those felt by people with long-lasting Covid-19 (referred to as Covid-19 long-haulers or people with “long Covid”). “Members of the ME community have spent years — for some, decades — honing their skills for conserving energy, improving sleep, and finding hope even through difficult and sometimes debilitating symptoms,” writes Megan Doherty for Elemental. The group might have some advice for those dealing with lingering Covid-19 symptoms.

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