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    Created in 2008, Phoenix Rising is the largest and oldest forum dedicated to furthering the understanding of, and finding treatments for, complex chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia, long COVID, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and allied diseases.

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  1. ZeroGravitas

    ADHD may skew towards slower onset of ME/CFS - my Reddit polls comparison

    Poll post on r/CFSplusADHD - 78 total votes (from 476 page views over 48 hours). Poll post on r/cfs - 262 total votes (from 2k page views over 24 hours). Results: My full write-up in this Reddit post: Also shared here on Twitter.
  2. PracticingAcceptance

    Have you tried ADHD medication? (Lisdexamfetamine)

    My boyfriend has ADHD and thought some of our symptoms sounded similar. He started looking up links between the illnesses and found that lisdexamfetamine, an ADHD medication, has actually been tested on ME/CFS patients with pretty good results. It is a small sample size though...
  3. wonderoushope

    Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or just part of CFS?

    I'm a little bit confused what to do. I will say long before I had a CFS issues (although I am now wondering if they were there but not so visible).I had really bad issues with concentrating and organising (really since a young kid, if it didn't interest me I would switch off quickly). I am...