Glossary/Acronyms

This may help you understand what some of our words and acronyms mean.  For more detailed information, make use of your favourite search engine.

ME  = Myalgic Encephalomyelitis  (which suggests that it is caused by ‘pain in your brain’.  An older name now considered to be inaccurate as it does not cover all symptoms)

CFS = Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  (a generally preferred name for ME)

FMS = Fibromyalgia Syndrome  (Pain in your Fibres – i.e. joints and muscles)

PVFS = Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome  (Fatigue following illness from a virus, such a glandular fever)

MKCF = Milton Keynes Community Foundation  (local charity supporting community groups)

Action for ME = MKMEG is affiliated to AfME, a national charity

 

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