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MAY 12



Waterloo Wellington

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association


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Patient Assistance Programs
InnoviCares is a completely free supplemental patient benefit plan.

Regardless of your existing public or private health coverage, innoviCares allows you to receive the brand-name medications and healthcare products prescribed by your physician at an equal, or similar price to the generic alternative(s). There are no monthly fees and innoviCares is accepted at over 98% of Canadian pharmacies. InnoviCares is the first free patient benefit plan to have over 18 different pharmaceutical manufacturers collaborate to put their products on one program to the benefit of their patients; making innoviCares the largest, simplest and most beneficial program of its kind in Canada. The innoviCares patient benefit plan is available to all residents in Canada at no cost, regardless of your existing level of coverage. Each member of your family should have their own card, so if you wish to register more than one member of your family, simply provide a different email address for each individual. The list of products covered by innoviCares varies from one province to another and is updated regularly.

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The mystery of chronic fatigue syndrome
Article from the L.A. Times (Sep. 30, 2011)


How to Live Toxin Free

  • The Waterloo Wellington Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association (WWMEA) is a registered charitable organization (not-for-profit) that provides support group meetings and information for those affected by M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis).
  • M.E. is a painful, chronic, debilitating illness that affects many bodily systems.
  • The WWMEA operates in Southwestern Ontario within Wellington County and the Region of Waterloo serving cities such as Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener and Waterloo (KW).  This area is also referred to as the Golden Triangle of Ontario as well as Canada's Technology Triangle.
  • The WWMEA relies on membership fees and donations to cover operating expenses.  Charitable Tax Receipts will be issued for donations from within Canada.  Funds are also raised through the Zehrs Save-A-Tape Program of Zehrs Supermarkets.
  • M.E. is comprised of numerous symptoms such as impairment in short-term memory, impairment in concentration, sore throat, tender lymph nodes, exhaustion, muscle pain, multijoint pain, headaches (of a new type, pattern, or severity), unrefreshing sleep and post-exertional malaise lasting more than 24 hours.
  • Illnesses that have similar symptoms to that of M.E. include:
    • CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome),
    • CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome),
    • PVFS (Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome),
    • Low Natural Killer Cell Syndrome,
    • Mononucleosis,
    • Yuppie Flu,
    • Epstein Barr Virus,
    • Neurasthenia,
    • Post-Infectious Neuromyasthenia,
    • Neurocirculatory Asthenia,
    • FM (Fibromyalgia),
    • FMS (Fibromyalgia Syndrome),
    • GWS (Gulf War Syndrome),
    • Lyme Disease,
    • NMH (Neurally Mediated Hypotension),
    • Post-Polio Syndrome,
    • Arnold-Chiari Malformation,
    • EI (Environmental Illness),
    • MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) and
    • MS (Multiple Sclerosis).

Click here to read about Ken Nightingale's recovery from M.E.


Waterloo Wellington
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association
P.O. Box 20075
Pioneer Park Post Office
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
N2P 2B4



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