Dr Shepherd talks to Healthwatch Northumberland about Long Covid and ME/CFS 

Last week (14th July), Dr Charles Shepherd, Honorary Medical Adviser to the ME Association gave a talk on Long Covid and ME/CFS to Healthwatch Northumberland.   

Healthwatch Northumberland has uploaded a recording of the talk to their YouTube channel. You can watch it here: 

Please see the resources below that are referred to during the talk and that are available as free downloads from our website shop. 

MEA guide to Long Covid and ME/CFS: 

An extensive booklet that reviews the overlaps between Long Covid and ME/CFS, and explains how people with Long Covid can safely learn to manage their symptoms and any continuing disability.

Please note that this booklet is currently being updated and a new version will be available in 2023.

MEA guide to Activity and Energy Management and Pacing: 

We explain how you can safely manage functional incapacity by using a management approach known as Pacing. It will help you learn how to live with ME/CFS and Long Covid without triggering an exacerbation of symptoms.

Other literature available includes: 

The majority of people with ME/CFS will experience pain that will likely impact their functional ability and quality of life. We discuss the various types of pain and how each can best be managed.

The majority of people with ME/CFS will experience pain that will likely impact their functional ability and quality of life. We discuss the various types of pain and how each can best be managed.

Dr Charles Shepherd,
Trustee and
Hon. Medical Adviser
to the ME Association.

Dr Charles Shepherd
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