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Name Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Related to/Also known as see also Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)
Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS)
Symptoms M.E. is a potentially chronic and disabling neurological disorder, which is characterised by persistent fatigue and muscle pain. Symptoms can include cognitive problems such as loss of memory and concentration, recurrent sore throat and enlarged neck glands, disturbed sleep patterns and persistent headaches.
Types  
Useful national contacts ACTION for M.E.
Tel: 0845 123 2314 (Mon-Fri, 11am-1pm)
Link opens in new window www.actionforme.org.uk
Find your local support group:
Link opens in new window www.actionforme.org.uk/find-local-services
M.E. Association
Helpline: 0844 576 5326 (open every day 10am-12 noon, 2-4pm, 7-9pm)
Link opens in new window www.meassociation.org.uk
Find your local support group:
Link opens in new window www.meassociation.org.uk/information-and-support-line/find-a-local-support-group
Association of Young People with ME
support and advice for young people aged from 5-26 and their families
Tel. 0845 123 2389
Link opens in new window www.ayme.org.uk
Online resources Chronic fatigue syndrome (NHS Choices website)
Link opens in new window www.nhs.uk/conditions/chronic-fatigue-syndrome/pages/introduction.aspx
Cochrane Evidence: Exercise as treatment for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome
Link opens in new window www.cochrane.org/CD003200/DEPRESSN_exercise-treatment-patients-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
News and events 'Landmark chronic fatigue trial could treat two-thirds' (BBC website, November 2016)
Link opens in new window www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37822068
'Testing online treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME)' (AYME website, November 2016)
Link opens in new window http://tinyurl.com/jddsypo
Our resources

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Visit our library to read Can I Tell You About ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? A guide for friends, family and professionals by J. Rayner and J. Lithgoe-Hay. Or have a Link opens in new window look in your local library for this book.
Find this in a library at WorldCat.org