By James Connell in The Worcester News.
A debilitating condition which feels like ‘permanent flu’ is being treated as ‘the poor relation’ of other neurological conditions say frustrated sufferers in Worcestershire.
However, those battling Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), believe they may have made some headway in getting the help they need in Worcestershire and have cautiously welcomed the interest of NHS bosses in improving care.
Two members of the Worcestershire ME Support Group, Caroline Carver and Jill Pigott, believe they have successfully lobbied NHS bosses to get more recognition for the condition which can cause muscle fatigue, an ongoing ‘flu-like’ malaise, and various neurological symptoms such as poor balance, problems with concentration and memory loss.
In extreme cases it can leave sufferers bed-bound, unable to live a normal life or do the day-to-day things others take for granted.
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