Behind Closed Doors: Why the pandemic hasn’t changed life much for those with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a long-term illness that is often triggered by infections, problems with the immune system or mental health problems such as stress and trauma. It tends to be more common in women, with 70% of sufferers in Wales being female. But it is a misunderstood condition, and not easily diagnosable. It’s not until after numerous blood tests and having other conditions ruled out by a doctor that it may be finally diagnosed, as there are no specific tests that can be done to identify it.