From time to time BSSC has students suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME – this year is one of those years. It is therefore important that the college community understands this illness and the challenges facing these students because a great asset for people with ME/CFS is to have knowledgeable and supportive people around them.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a severe, complex, acquired illness with numerous symptoms related mainly to the dysfunction of the brain, gastro-intestinal, immune, endocrine and cardiac systems.

The name ‘chronic fatigue syndrome’ can be misleading as often people think that having ME/CFS is just being very tired. This is incorrect. People with ME/CFS generally have a number of physical and neurological symptoms that affect their daily lives over a long period of time.

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