As patients with undiagnosed Hypothyroidism often experience symptoms similar to those of M.E or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I thought this article might be of interest.
A Danish research group put the impact of chronic fatigue syndrome to the test recently. They compared the quality of life scores of people with ME/CFS with people who had serious medical disorders, such as Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, etc.
The authors looked at median and mean quality of life scores. The median scores are a more accurate measurement of a community because they’re not skewed by people with really high or low scores. How did the quality of the lives of people with ME/CFS stack up next to those of people with cancer, multiple sclerosis, heart attack or stroke?
They were worse – significantly worse. Median Scores People with ME/CFS had the lowest median quality of life (QOL) scores of any disease tested. The next highest QOL score was 12% higher (bleeding ulcer). Next came people with chronic kidney failure with 15% higher scores.