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Condition and Symptom Abbreviations

Common Names:
ME - Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
CFS - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
SEID - Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease
PVFS - Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome
CFIDS - Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome

FM - Fibromyalgia
FMS - Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Common Symptoms:
PEM - Post Exertional Malaise

Other Conditions Which are Related or are Commonly Co-Morbid:
MCS - Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
GWS - Gulf War Syndrome
POTS - Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
TMJ - TemporoMandibular Joint Disorder
MPS - Myofascial Pain Syndrome
IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (C - Constipation, D - Diarrhea, M - Mixed)
IBD - Inflammatory Bowel Disease
CRPS - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Connective Tissue Diseases:
MCTD - Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
UCTD - Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease
RA - Rheumatoid Arthritis
EDS - Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
SLE - Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
DLE - Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
SS - Sjogren's Syndrome or Sicca Syndrome (same disorder)

Gynecological or Reproductive Issues:
PCOS - PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome
Endo - Endometriosis
PGAD - Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder
CPP - Chronic Pelvic Pain
CAPS - Complex Abdominal Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Hysto - Hysterectomy
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