Indiana ME/CFS Specialist: Managing Severe Fatigue
I have a particular interest in treating a medical condition called ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). It is estimated that about 1 in 150 Americans meet criteria for ME/CFS but 90% remain undiagnosed. Even those with a diagnosis often struggle to access physicians with the expertise to treat them. Roughly 50% of Long COVID cases meet criteria for a diagnosis of ME/CFS.
ME/CFS is characterized by debilitating fatigue and post exertional malaise. This means that if you push through the fatigue, symptoms worsen significantly for days, weeks or months. This worsening of symptoms is sometimes immediate and sometimes delayed for up to a few days. ME/CFS patients also experience brain fog or trouble staying upright. Other common symptoms include unrefreshing sleep, insomnia or changes in sleep patterns, mood changes, pain, word-finding difficulties, and more.
If you have a diagnosis of ME/CFS or you have symptoms of ME/CFS, I am interested in treating you. About 75% of people with this condition are too sick to work so I am willing to provide financial support to those who would not otherwise be able to afford a membership. I am also willing to provide accommodations such as shorter visit times and less forms to fill out if needed.