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Phone: 704-365-2343
PO Box 220398
North Carolina 28222

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Programs: The Association is proud to lead national efforts in CFIDS awareness and education, public policy and research and we are grateful to those who support our work.

The CFIDS Association offers information and resources to patients, family members, caregivers, support groups, media professionals the general public and health care professionals. The Association focuses its resources on research, policy and communications that will advance understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of CFS. We are grateful to all those who support our vital work.

CFIDS is a serious and complex illness that affects over one million U.S. adults, more than multiple sclerosis (MS), AIDS or lung cancer. The illness is characterized by incapacitating fatigue, problems with information processing and memory, flu-like symptoms, pain in the joints and muscles, dizziness, nausea, sleep disorders, severe headache and numerous other symptoms.

Our mission: For CFS to be widely understood, diagnosable, curable and preventable.
Since 1987, the Association has invested more than $30 million in programs to end the pain, disability and suffering caused by CFS.

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This organizations says it represents the interests of people with "CFIDS." Maybe it does. CFIDS is a wastebasket diagnosis that includes people who are simply tired or depressed. However, the disease from which I suffer is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) which is a much more complex illness, ... more »
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I have been suffering from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (also called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) for 30 years. For the last ten years, the CFIDS Assn. of America has served its own interests (large executive salaries and special benefits) rather than the needs of people who suffer from M.E. They ... more »
The CFIDS Association proactively encourages ME/CFS researchers with seed grant money. They are fill a niche for small researchers to prove their hypothoses and then to obtain much bigger grants from the NIH... more »
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