The Royal Society of Medicine in London hosted a meeting on ‘ME/CFS: Frontiers‘ on March 18th 2015. The aim was to give delegates, all members of the Royal Society of Medicine, “a rare opportunity to learn about ME/CFS from a clinical, scientific and political perspective.”.
In her presentation, which can be downloaded in full here (pdf), the Countess explained that she had been a member of the House of Lords for forty years, and that for more than twenty years she has been engaged in trying to persuade government that ME/CFS – together with organophosphate sheep dip poisoning, Gulf War Illnesses, Aerotoxic Syndrome and other medically unexplained physical symptoms, known as MUPS – are not figments of patients’ imaginations, nor nocebo effects, but are very real conditions. As she continued, “In so far as ME/CFS is concerned I have had some support from Members of Parliament who have constituents with the illness, but have been ploughing rather a long and lonely furrow in the Lords. For the sake of brevity, I will call the condition ME, which is what most patients prefer, except where accuracy demands otherwise.”
See link to the full published article: CLICK HERE