Discussion in 'Post-Exertional Malaise, Fatigue, and Crashes' started by lnester7, Jan 9, 2012.
OK, so I am confused.
What is the difference between PEM and PENE???
One has the widely despised word "malaise" in it. They both describe the same symptom of ME/CFS, but many people think "PENE" is a more accurate and precise name (myself included).
PEM is Post Exertional Malaise
PENE is Post Exertional Neuroimmune Exhaustion from the ICC criteria:
You can see the full text here:
TX u all!
So bad for the PENE name, my household speaks Spanish They need a name that I can use in public.
I'm afraid to ask......
This disease doesn't have luck with its medical terms. First this stupid sounding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, now PENE, which means penis in spanish, and I'm not sure if I should use it.
Yo tengo PENE? I can see how that could get confusing
Hehehehe. We tried to play with the word on how to use it, had a good laugh, no matter how much you try, there is no way you can take anything you say seriously with the word w/o having a sexual connotation.
I was told that it is also slang in Italian for penis if pronounced in a certain way.
For those contemplating a sex change, the International Criteria just gave more than surgical options!
You can also try a Google Site Search
Separate names with a comma.