Website survey

Website Survey: Other common health conditions in people with ME/CFS

There are a number of other health conditions that are widely accepted to be quite common in people who have ME/CFS. These include allergies, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and migraine-type headaches.

There are also a number of conditions that appear to be more common but where the evidence is less robust. These include endometriosis, interstitial cystitis and overactive bladder, mast cell activation syndrome and Temperomandibular Joint Dysfunction.

The aim of this website survey is to obtain a better understanding of which other health conditions conditions really are more likely if you have ME/CFS and whether their presence gives any clues to the underlying cause and treatment of ME/CFS.

The ME Association has detailed information covering:

Survey Results

Which of the following conditions, which are more common, or appear to be more common in people with ME/CFS, do you currently have:
  • Allergies7.65%
  • Diabetes – type 2 (non-insulin requiring)0.67%
  • Endometriosis15.54%
  • Fibromyalgia or a fibromyalgic component6.60%
  • Hypermobility syndromes – including Ehlers Danlos Syndrome2.86%
  • Interstitial cystitis1.51%
  • Irritable bowel syndrome8.68%
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS)19.92%
  • Overactive bladder4.62%
  • Mast cell activation syndrome1.89%
  • Migraine type headaches7.56%
  • Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (PoTS)15.64%
  • Raynauds's phenomenon (very cold hands and feet)3.98%
  • Temperomandibular joint dysfunction2.87%
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