ME Sufferers Being Shamefully Let Down By Professionals


    By Linda Burnip and Denise McKenna in Morning Star Online.   Last week, over 65 deaf and disabled people’s organisations, campaigns and mental health professionals wrote to the Prime Minister asking her to urgently rethink her decision to appoint Professor Sir Simon Wessely to lead the much-anticipated independent review of the Mental Health Act as […]

Mark Kermode Reviews ‘Unrest’ On Simon Mayo’s Show On BBC Radio 5 Live


  The Jen Brea ME film ‘Unrest’, about her story and struggle with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is coming to City Screen York on 1st November 2017.  This film has won awards at The Sundance Film Festival and is a must see for all wishing and needing to know more about an illness affecting over 800 […]

What My Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Actually Feels Like

Chronic Pain

    By Aanchal Chopra in The Mighty     I have moderate chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and this is my own experience. Others may have different symptoms or manifestations because every individual is different. But this is a glimpse into what my life with CFS actually feels like. Living with CFS — or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) — is like […]

12 Things Your Friend With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Wants You To Know…


    From Private Health Care.   1. They aren’t just being lazy. There is nothing lazy about chronic illness. This isn’t some Ferris Bueller situation and they’re faking it just to avoid responsibilities. Sometimes, life feels like an uphill battle that they’re terrified of losing. I promise, laziness is the last thing on their […]

Sensory Overload In Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


    By Adrienne Dellwo in About Health.   Sensory overload is a common problem in fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS.) It’s a symptom that can have a significant effect on your daily life and discourage a lot of activities. Sensory overload can make you feel panicky, confused, and overwhelmed. It can result […]

It’s Time For Doctors To Apologise To Their ME Patients


  By Dr Charles Shepherd in The Telegraph. For too long the medical community has dismissed ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’ as a mental illness which can be cured with therapy and exercise. Back in 1955, a mysterious polio-like illness affected 262 doctors and nurses at London’s Royal Free Hospital. The hospital had to close for just […]

Visual Stress Could Be A Symptom Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Research Suggests


  People suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) could experience higher levels of visual stress than those without the condition, according to new research from the University of Leicester. CFS, also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), is a condition that causes persistent exhaustion that affects everyday life and doesn’t go away with sleep or rest. […]

What was your ME trigger?

Emma Franklin

Post by Emma Franklin a.k.a @myblondevoyage: The specific cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is currently unknown. Despite this, there are numerous triggers and variable factors that are known to often play a part in the development of this chronic illness. One of the most common triggers is a viral infection. You […]

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