ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.
ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc aims to keep members informed of various research projects, diets, medications, therapies, news items, etc. All communication, both verbal and written, is merely to disseminate information and not to make recommendations or directives.
Unless otherwise stated, the views expressed on this Web site are not necessarily the official views of the Society or its Committee and are not simply an endorsement of products or services.
Welcome to ME/CFS Australia (SA) Inc.’s Web site.
We hope you find our site interesting and informative. If you have any questions or suggestions then feel free to email us.
ME/CFS is a dreadful disease; it challenges one physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It is important that societies such as ours exist. People with ME/CFS need support and encouragement. The Society’s goal is to assist those with ME/CFS achieve the best possible health and wellbeing. Part of that is to assist family members, spouses and friends understand the illness.
The Management of the Society is consciously aware that groups such as this have a danger of developing a negative, self-pity orientated culture. Our desire is to provide a positive, up-beat Society that encourages people to remain positive and take control of their lives.
As an organisation there are enormous challenges ahead of us. We continue to be puzzled at the lack of recognition for ME/CFS – given the devastation it brings to people’s lives.
The ME/CFS community is hampered by the fact that the medical profession still do not understand the mechanism for the onset of ME/CFS, and have not been able to find a diagnostic test for it. Until we have this there will always be those who cast doubt on the authenticity of the condition. Whilst there are no serious justifications for such doubts, there are always some who will use ignorance and self-interest to retard recognition of the condition.
The Society receives no financial support from the government or other agencies; and is reliant on members’ fees and donations to operate. Support from businesses or individuals is welcome.
I would encourage all South Australians with a connection to this condition to join the Society – together we can make a difference.
Once again – thanks for stopping by.