- Sth Australia
Ah, I see. I would call that a cure or a complete remission. I don't believe that's achievable at this point in time, just like it's not achievable with MS, diabetes, or other chronic conditions. The only person I know who is apparently cured is my uncle and he only had mild ME/CFS -- never progressed to moderately or severely ill.
I have never heard a top ME/CFS specialist claim to be able to achieve cure or complete remission, although any of them may have some cases of full recovery/apparent cure. What the specialists I've heard talk say they can often (not always) do is improve patients' condition and functionality through symptomatic treatments. That appears to be achievable.
I had a 2-3 year full remission. I even did a marathon in that time without having a relapse. I got sick again cause I caught a virus going around at the time and ended up with ME/CFS again.
Some well known ME specialists do talk about ME patients having remissions. Dr Cheney does mention this pattern for many having a remission (my ME has followed even the symptom pattern which Dr Cheney describes).