re Rename CFS....I HAVE A QUESTION

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Leaknits, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. Leaknits

    Leaknits New Member

    To begin, I am totally in favor of the name change from the CFS or CFIDS term that is now used in the U S.

    I understand that what is now called CFS or CFIDS here was once more correctly termed M E, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

    There was a statement in the posted message re "Sign The Petitition...Rename CFS," however, that I do not understand.

    copy/paste below:
    ME should not be considered a subset of CFS, for the hallmarks of ME will not be present in the population of CFS patients once the Ramsay criteria are established in the US.
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    Please, what is this "Ramsay criteria?"

    I also do not understand the part about "the hallmarks of ME will not be present in the population of CFS patients..."

    I know I am having trouble understanding these things because of the rotten cognitive issues...could someone please tell me what is meant by the things I asked about? Does the second item mean that CFS and ME are not the same thing?
    Thanks in advance,
    Lea.
  2. findmind

    findmind New Member

    Sweetie, I can't answer your question, I am so braindead!

    But, violahh can...why don't you post to her specifically...

    Good luck...

    findmind
  3. butterfly8

    butterfly8 New Member

    I know what you are saying. I have been reading about the idea that cfs is not me and it gets confusing.

    However, I have always thought they were different names for the same thing and the terms are used interchangeably in many of the book I have read. I think some of the confusion is because of the different term usages in different countries.
  4. Leaknits

    Leaknits New Member

    SKEESIX, FINDMIND, BUTTERFLY...thank you very much for replying! I knew someone would have the answers; it's good to find an open space in the fog, lol.
    Lea.
  5. mezombie

    mezombie Member