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I have had a debilitating immune disorder called ME/CFS since 2002, and my two sons both got it two years later, at ages 6 and 10. One is now recovered after 10 years of mild illness. The other son, at 21, still has ME/CFS, as well as Lyme disease plus two other tick infections.He and I have both found many treatments that help us to function somewhat, though we both still live with many symptoms and limitations.

You can read more about my family's experiences with ME/CFS in this article I wrote for Suffering the Silence.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a serious immune system disorder that causes dysfunction in almost every bodily system and affects between 1 - 2 million Americans, including many children and teens. For more information, see my article: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Invisible Illness .

To read more about how we live our lives in the face of these challenges, check out my blog, Living with ME/CFS.

I have also written some essays about my journey with chronic illness:

     My Story

     Finding A New Normal

     Sick Mommy

Here are some resources for accurate and up-to-date information about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:

Solve ME/CFS Initiative


Phoenix Rising

Living With Chronic Illness