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Welcome To The York ME Community

Firstly, let me just say that The York ME Community is not a charity. I will not be asking you to put your hands in your pockets for cash. What I believe we need so much more at the moment is awareness of the illness and for that we need people who are learning about ME and therefore able to tell others. There are ME charities, and if in the future you or your business wish to do a charity run or whatever in aid of ME, I will happily help and support that aim.

Have You Ever Wondered How Bad ME Can Be ?

Emma Franklin

  If you’ve ever wondered how bad ME can get, please read this young lady’s blog.  Please never refer to it as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  Fatigue is but one of the very many symptoms of ME and paints such a false picture of how it affects people. I hope you will read it with interest […]

Why We Shouldn’t Call It Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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By Rivka Solomon in STAT. It started with a bout of mononucleosis. Two college roommates and I got it at the same time. They felt better after a month. I didn’t. Decades later, I’m still living with bone-penetrating exhaustion and brain fog as thick as pea soup. I spent much of my 30s and 40s […]

Solve ME/CFS Initiative Takes Part In #MillionsMissing Protest


  From the Solve ME/CFS Initiative.   On May 25, the Solve ME/CFS Initiative took part in the international #MillionsMissing protest, organized by #MEAction. To our knowledge, this is the largest protest for this disease ever. Solve ME/CFS Initiative President Carol Head spoke at the San Francisco protest, which was attended by approximately 100 people. […]

Deanna’s Perspective: 10 Things She Wishes She’d Known When She First Got ME

Jenny Helen

  From Jenny Helen’s Blog, My Spoonie Life. This post is part of the ‘ME from another perspective‘ series which I am running to contribute towards ME awareness this year. Deanna is back with a second blog post about the things she wishes she’d known when she first got ill. Some of these things are […]

Swedish Government “No Interest At All” In ME/CFS


  From #MEAction. A leading member of a Swedish ME/CFS charity has slammed the attitude of the country’s government towards the disease. Susanna Degaardt, in an interview with British ME/CFS fundraiser Mike Harley, said, “The government appear to take no interest at all in this disease, which means that there isn’t any serious commitment, no […]

York’s Market Area “Not Fit For Purpose”, Admits City-Centre Boss


    By Victoria Prest in The Press. Making the Shambles market a vibrant hub of the city-centre is the biggest challenge promotion company Make it York face in the year ahead, the organisation’s boss has told councillors. Steve Brown admitted the market’s refurbishment had left it with problems, but said that transforming it into a […]

Warning Over Rise Of Antibiotic Resistance: Should I Take The Full Course Of Medicine?


  By Rachel Moss in Huffpost Lifestyle.   For decades we’ve relied on antibiotics to make us better when we’re ill. But a new report has warned that, by 2050, “superbugs” will kill someone every three seconds, due to the threat of antibiotic resistance. Scientists behind the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance have called for major investment in […]

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