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The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association, a 501(c)3 founded in 1985, exists to meet the needs of patients with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) or FM (Fibromyalgia), their families and loved ones. The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association works to educate health-care providers and the general public regarding these severely-disabling physical illnesses. We also support patients and their families and advocate for more effective treatment and research.

Announcing Nurse Patti's Blog!

We are delighted to announce that Patti Purcell, M.Ed. BSN, RN, will be writing a blog for our website on children and ME/CFS. She brings 30 years of experience, 26 years as a school nurse, to the topic. Check out her latest posts.

 

June 2021 Support Groups

June support groups 


 

2021-05 May Newsletter

Dear Friend,

In this month's newsletter:

  • MEAction Chronic Disease Symptom Survey
  • Media Success!
  • Advocacy Day Recap
  • March/April Artshare
  • Essay on Music and ME
  • Jazz Concert Video
  • Support Groups in May
  • May is International ME/CFS Awareness Month - Please Support Us

Read more: 2021-05 May Newsletter


Notice about names

The Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association would like to clarify the use of the various acronyms for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Chronic Fatigue & Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) and  Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) on this site. When we generate our own articles on the illness, we will refer to it as ME/CFS, the term now generally used in the United States. When we are reporting on someone else’s report, we will use the term they use. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal agencies, including the CDC, are currently using ME/CFS. 

Massachusetts ME/CFS & FM Association changed its name in July, 2018, to reflect this consensus.