Prognosis of Severe M.E

Prognosis of Severe M.E

The prognosis for recovery from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis,  after an illness endurance of 5 years or more is  poor.  The symptoms and level of severity can vary from person to person. There is always a danger of deterioration from over exertion or wrong treatment. A worsening of symptoms can often be unimaginable when suffering is already severe, however, greater deterioration is always a possibility, though not everyone continuously declines.

Those who get ME while still young, seem to have a stronger likelihood of some level of recovery, assuming that they get proper advice to rest and not over-exert themselves.

Tragically people die from ME or complications surrounding it. Merryn Croft, who died at 21 years of age is only the second person to formally be acknowledged to have died from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, in the UK, Sophia Mirza, being the first.

Others sadly take their own lives, unable to tolerate the totality of their suffering.