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Spanish Petition : Remove ME guidelines

Aroa

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REMOVE GUIDELINES - CHANGE.org

Recently our Social Security has published a Medical Guideline which encompasses: Fibromyalgia, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chemical Multiple Sensitivity, Electromagnetic Sensitivity and Somatomorphic disorders.
http://www.seg-social.es/wps/portal...56/47075/7ecbb7ec-8875-4ddc-a786-2777ed1127ec

This serves as a guidance for the Spanish doctors who have to evaluate if the Me patient is suitable for work.

Some major concerns :

“Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) have shown to be very effective in order to help patients to go back to work in cases of absentism” (p.73)

Somatomorphic disorders are included among these diseases

ME Spanish specialists did not partipate in the Guideline


The Petition objectives are:

· Remove this Guideline

· Do not distribute it among GPs

· Revise and rework it
 
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Thank so much mate!!!!

I will help as much as i can when i recover from the crash unavoidable after a plane travel tomorrow to see an ME/CFS Doc.


There are already some Spanish specialists who have already backed it and a formulary specially for them:

http://confederacionssc.es/?p=26114...RK3q5zYaAiFDMmb4Jy5TrOAd--C3CPnMjomgDXRxRGhw0


FYI: Some of the docs that have supported our petition:

Joaquim Fernández-Solà: Memer of International Society of ME/CFS

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Fernández+Sola+J[Author]+AND+fatigue

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joaquim_Fernandez-Sola

Ana Mª García-Quintana (she has published with Jesus Castro and KDM among others)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Garcia+Quintana+A[Author]+AND+fatigue

https://www.researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/2007324058_Ana_Garcia-Quintana

Eva Mª Martín-Martínez: Member of European Clinician Expert Group for ME/CFS

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Varied+Presentation+of+Myalgic+Encephalomyelitis/+Chronic+Fatigue+Syndrome+and+the+Needs+for+Classification+and+Clinician+Education:+A+Case+Series

Please, sign the petition in Change.org and spread it via social networks and send the backing formulary for professional to all the ME medical staff (medical, nursing, psychologyst, etc)


Critically important for us, Spanish ME community.


Thanks all!!!


Best,
 
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