|Name||Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)|
|Related to/Also known as||Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS)
|Symptoms of M.E.
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.
• The British Deaf Association has information in BSL about M.E.
|Useful national contacts||ACTION for M.E.
Telephone support: 0845 123 2314
Membership/general 0845 123 2380, 9am-5pm
Find your local support group:
|Children & young people||
Children and young people with M.E./CFS (Action for ME)
'Landmark chronic fatigue trial could treat two-thirds of children with chronic fatigue syndrome' (BBC website, November 2016)
Coronavirus warning as victims staying sick for MONTHS with ‘post-Covid syndrome’ (ME Association, July 2020)
Your benefits during the coronavirus crisis (ME Association)
Chronic fatigue syndrome (NHS Choices)
Living with a condition (The Brain Charity)
|News and event||May is M.E. Awareness Month