News | The ME Association - Part 203

Gabapentin and autonomic dysfunction

Gabapentin is an interesting drug in that it was originally used in the treatment of epilepsy but it has also been found to be an effective and generally well tolerated drug for the management of pain, particularly where this has a neuropathic quality (ie burning, shooting or searing) but also for some types of musculoskeletal pain. In […]

E-petition to the Prime Minister

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to get the Health Service and medical profession to accept the WHO classification of ME/CFS as an organic neurological disorder and not as a psychosocial syndrome.

Volunteer award for Pauline Ovenden

Pauline Ovenden, honorary president of Herefordshire ME/CFS/FMS Group, has been awarded the Herefordshire Voluntary Action ‘Volunteer of the Year’ Award in appreciation for her work for sufferers nationally and locally, and on a personal basis.

MEA annual medical meeting – September 15

The new NICE clinical practice guidelinesfor ME/CFS – due to be published on 22 August – will be the keynote topic under discussion at this year’s ME Association Annual Medical Meeting on Saturday, September 15.

Cross Party Group on ME, Scotland

With only two of the MSPs from the previous Cross-Party Group on ME in the Scottish Parliament available to join any new group following the election, Charlie Gordon (Glasgow Cathcart, Labour) has invited MSPs to volunteer to reform the Group for this parliament.

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