Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and long

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“ME/CFS is a complex multi-system illness that destroys lives (essentially killing the person yet leaving them alive).  It leaves patients with unimaginable fatigue, post-exertional malaise (meaning that minor exertion makes them feel worse), cognitive deficits, cardiovascular dysfunction, gastrointestinal malfunctions, unrefreshing sleep, pain, and much more.

As a person who has lived with ME/CFS for 13 years, I urge everyone to avoid getting it at all costs.  I also want to protect people like myself from getting sick with COVID and having our illnesses worsen to even graver severities.”

Stephanie Marcovici is a patient advocate.

She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “The consequences of unmasking and ending quarantines.”

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