Acronyms (sp) For Dummies?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Shalala, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Shalala

    Shalala New Member

    Sorry to sound totally stupid, but I am not familiar with all of the acronyms used for these conditions. Is there a listing available?

    FM/FMS = fibromyalgia
    CFS = chronic fatigue syndrome
    MCS = Multiple chemical sensitivity
    MP = myofacial pain

    what is ME? (medical ... not as in myself & I)

    Thanks :)
  2. LittleBluestem

    LittleBluestem New Member

    ME stand for Myalgic Encephalopathy. It is another name for CFS/CFIDS that is used more commonly in Europe and the British Isles. It has been proposed as the name to use in the U.S., as well.

    Do a search on abbreviations and I thing you will find a post with a long list of medical abbreviations and acronyms.[This Message was Edited on 03/06/2007]
  3. Shalala

    Shalala New Member

    I appreciate your help