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disease severity levels

  1. Pyrrhus

    ME/CFS Levels of Severity

    How do you know where you fall on the ME/CFS Severity Scale? There are different ways of classifying how severe one's ME symptoms are. Some of them are easier than others to use. @Hip does a great job of explaining these different ways of classifying the severity of ME below: The above is...
  2. Hip

    The Mild, Moderate, Severe and Very Severe Levels of ME/CFS

    Myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) can vary greatly in its severity: mild is the starting point, next comes moderate, then severe. And for extreme cases, there is the very severe category. These levels of severity are most easily understood in terms of what activities...