|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).
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.
California Capital CFIDS Association