Ask The Doctor – Please Read Before Posting

Posted on February 16, 2012 by Charles W. Lapp, MD

Get the facts on CFS/ME/FM. Ask the Doctor is your opportunity to get questions about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Fibromyalgia answered by Dr. Lapp and Dr. Black at Hunter-Hopkins Center.

Please feel free to submit questions for Dr. Lapp or Dr. Black to answer using the comment form or email us at Just follow two basic rules:

  1. Keep your question short and simple.
  2. Don’t ask questions specific to your own health, condition, or situation.
    (Generalize it! No one wants to know your personal history. )

Abbreviations you might wish to know:

CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
ME Myalgic Encephalopathy (UA) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (UK)
FM Fibromyalgia
CFS/ME or ME/CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Myalgic Encephalopathy. This term represents an initial attempt to change the name of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
PWC(s) Person(s) with CFS, or persons with CFS/FM
PWF(s) Person(s) with FM