The trouble with this condition (ME) is that there is no difinitive test for it. There is something called the VPI test which when done is said to be the equivelent of what Myalgic encephamyalitis is.
Your doctor will need you to have had the symptoms for at least 6 months before they will do the various testing for ME. The main symptoms being chronic fatigue, not just tiredness, but overwhelming fatigue, like which you have never known before. Some liken it to climbing a mountain, only you are always climbing it, sheer exhaustion, that lasts. Aching limbs, chronic headaches, an aversion to sunlight ( I wore sunglasses for years, even when the sun was not shining) Loud noise was overwhelming and short term memory loss. These are but a few of the many symptoms I had, but not everyone gets all of them and not everyone is diagnosed with the same virus, which is why I think many Doctors once thought it was all in your head.
It is not in your head, it is a very real disease.
My own Doctor at the time, did not believe in ME and diagnosed me with Brucellosis. I later found out this was not so, and promptly changed Doctors.
As I believe Royal Prince Xenu pointed out, there is no specific cure. You have to learn to manage it, It can take a long time, to get it under control. You are constantly in fight or flight mode, or at least your immune system is. Someone has asked me via PM if I had recovered as they had never heard of anyone recovering from it. I am fully recovered as far as I am concerned. I would not be able to do the things that I can, if I wasn't. Will it ever come back, is probably a better question, and I can't answer that. I was told by my nurse and GP, a long time ago now, that there was always the possibility. So far, so good.
It's funny, one of the things that they reckon is a trigger is stress. How do you avoid stress in this modern world we live in? With a great deal of difficulty. Strangely enough things that used to stress me out, no longer do.
Which leads me to Scientology and their stress tests, it is designed to draw you in to their false world of promises, which they cannot deliver. Scientology can no more treat ME, than any other disease. In fact I should like to see a survey done to see how many scientologists or exscientologists have ME. Due to the overwork, stress, poor diet and suseptibility to increased pressure and anxiety, that in turn must leave their immune systems in poor shape, I would wager that there are a large proportion of chronic fatigue suffers in the scientology/exscientology community.
I'll try and find my post on recovery.