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Science, Politics And ME. – A Book By Dr Ian Gibson

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      From Invest in ME Research.   Background At the 10th Invest in ME International ME Conference 2015. Dr Ian Gibson announced that he was planning on writing a book about ME – and the politics and prejudice which has affected the way that ME is perceived, treated, researched and funded – as well […]

Comment: Where Is Chronic Illness Represented In Popular Culture?

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    Chronic illness is misrepresented in TV and film, and it damages the lives of people coping with it, writes Naomi Chainey in SBS.   I once watched an episode of House M.D. where a man came to the clinic and outlined his symptoms.  Familiar symptoms.  My symptoms.  Having just been diagnosed with one […]

Pacing Yourself With Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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  By Adrienne Dellwo in Very Well.   When living with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, pacing is key to managing your symptoms. That’s easier said than done with the busy lives most of us lead, but with some effort, you can learn to pace yourself. Why is Pacing Important with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue […]

Do You Want Your MP To Have A Better Understanding Of M.E.? 

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  The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on M.E. is hosting an awareness-raising drop-in session for MPs in London on Wednesday 11 May from 12.45pm to 2pm. If you’d like your MP attend, get in touch with them now if you can, or get someone well enough to email them.  Just Google to find out […]

7 Things You Need To Know About Supplements

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    By By Adrienne Dellwo in About Health.   Getting Started With Supplements: Many doctors, researchers and people with fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS or ME/CFS) say nutritional supplements are an important part of managing your symptoms. Many of us swear by them, and some people use supplements as an alternative to medications. However, […]

Caterham Model’s Fashion Show Raises Over £800 For ME

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  By Kevin Black in Local People.   Caterham based model Joanna Chamberlain has raised over £800 for charity with a spectacular fashion show held in the town’s New Caterham Arms pub. Joanna and Her Vintage Violets  was the title of the evening and the theme was the 1940s-50s and was in aid of www.investinme.org a […]

Huddersfield Woman Nathalie Wright Talks About The Misery Of Living With ME

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    Story by Nathalie Wright in the Huddersfield Examiner.   In this thought provoking first person feature Huddersfield 22-year-old Nathalie Wright reveals how her life has been devastated by the crippling illness ME. Nathalie grew up in Pole Moor above Slaithwaite, went to Wilberlee Primary School, Crossley Heath School in Halifax and then Greenhead […]

Is There A Way Forward For CFS/ME?

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A story from Medical News Today. In 1988, a group of scientists reviewed a set of mysterious symptoms appearing in previously healthy young adults who succumbed to an unexplained, ongoing fatigue so severe that it disrupted their ordinary life. They named it chronic fatigue syndrome. Although it was not named until 1988, 19th-century physicians were already […]

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