California Capital CFIDS Association The California Capital CFIDS Association (CCCA) provides emotional support, referrals and advice to those with the illness, their families and friends primarily in the greater Sacramento metropolitan area in Northern California.

The primary purpose of the CCCA is to provide information to the public and medical community concerning all aspects of this illness. Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) is also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), and Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus (CEBV).

We also encourage research into the cause, treatment, and cure, as well as the social and economic components of those afflicted with CFIDS. (Pronounced SEE-fids).

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What is CFIDS?

Chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS) is a serious and complex illness that affects many different body systems. There is no known cause. It is characterized by incapacitating fatigue (experienced as profound exhaustion and extremely poor stamina), neurological problems and numerous other symptoms. CFIDS can be severely debilitating and can last for many years. CFIDS is often misdiagnosed because it is frequently unrecognized and can resemble other disorders including mononucleosis, multiple sclerosis (M.S.), fibromyalgia (FM), Lyme disease, post-polio syndrome and autoimmune diseases such as lupus. CFIDS is also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.).

Persons with CFIDS (PWCs) have symptoms which vary from person to person and fluctuate in severity. Specific symptoms may come and go, complicating treatment and the PWC's ability to cope with the illness. Most symptoms are invisible, which makes it difficult for others to understand the vast array of debilitating symptoms that PWCs have.

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The California Capital CFIDS Association, Inc., (CCCA) is a non-profit group for persons who have been diagnosed as having CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome) and/or related disorders, and their family members and friends. Our purpose is to provide support, information, coping strategies, and resources for the patients and families. We recognize that each patient needs to be under the care of his/her own physician, and urge each to seek medical advice on any modality of treatment from his/her own physician. The opinions expressed by authors or speakers are their own, and the group does not take responsibility for or insure the accuracy of any expressed opinions.

California Capital CFIDS Association
PO Box 660362, Sacramento, CA 95866
Phone: (916)484-3788
Email: CalCapitalCFIDS@bigfoot.com (CCCA)
Web: http://ottem.org/ccca/index.htm
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