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. ******* 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.