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The Weather Lottery

The Weather Lottery plc helps The ME Association to raise funds by providing an exciting lottery four days a week.

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New DWP medical guidance in full

This is the medical guidance which will be made available in February to Department for Work and Pensions decision-makers adjudicating on claims from people with ME/CFS for Disability Living Allowance and Carer's Allowance.

A new clinical study offers hope of a therapy for the UK’s 250,000 adult and child ME sufferers: Times Online, 11 January 2007

A new clinical study offers hope of a therapy for the UK’s 250,000 adult and child ME sufferers Drug to be tested on ME patients by Rebecca Anne Smith, Times Online A new clinical study offers hope of a therapy for the UK’s 250,000 adult and child ME sufferers A new clinical study suggests there may […]

Complementary treatments

Though there is an increasing body of evidence to show the benefits of complementary medicine many of the reports of complementary treatments are anecdotal – that doesn’t mean that they don’t work for particular individuals, it means that no formal medical evidence has been independently collected and approved by the medical community in general. It […]

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The treatment of ME/CFS

The illness has an individual element – your particular version is probably not the same as anyone else’s in all its respects. As a result, you may find that a treatment that relieves particular symptom(s) for someone else may not do the same for you – indeed it could even make you feel worse. On […]

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The symptoms and diagnosis of ME/CFS

The following is provided for your information only. The diagnosis of ME/CFS should be determined only by a suitably qualified medical professional. Despite the fact that the Department of Health now accepts ME/CFS as a genuine medical condition, diagnosis can still pose a problem because ME/CFS symptoms are similar to those present in a number […]

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What is ME/CFS?

It should be explained that there are a number of different names for what is an illness of uncertain cause affecting many thousands of people. Currently it is estimated that some 250,000 people in Britain are affected by this illness.

Daily Mail 9/1/07 (Lightning Process)

Could ME be caused by too much adrenaline? By ROMA FELSTEIN Twelve months ago, Leonie Gough was so ill she spent most of her time in her bed. The 17-year-old had ME, a condition which left her barely able to eat, let alone walk. She hadn’t been able to go to school for three years […]

The ME Association Head Office

Please use the following details: Tel: 01280 818 964 or 818 968 (between 9.30am and 4.30pm) The ME Association 7 Apollo Office Court Radclive Road Gawcott Bucks MK18 4DF

Fundraising

If you have any questions, suggestions or offers regarding any aspect of fundraising, please contact Tony Britton by any of the following methods. Tony can also provide literature for fundraising and awareness events. Publicity Manager, Tony Britton. Tel: 01406 370293 Mob: 07880 502927 60 Broadgate, Weston, Spalding, Lincs PE12 6HY Email: tony_mea@btinternet.com

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Membership enquiries

Non-members: If you wish to join The ME Association please read the section about becoming a member . If you have a question that is not answered on that page, please contact ME Connect . However, we regret that we are not able to advise you upon specific personal medical or benefit problems. Our Telephone […]

For information and support

Our ME Connect helpline is available every day of the week on 0844 576 5326. Please phone between these times: 10am-12noon, 2-4pm and 7-9pm. You can also email ME Connect here. If you have an enquiry regarding any aspect of ME/CFS which is not answered by the information at this website, please feel free to […]

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Membership form

A Membership Form is available for download below which you can print, complete and send to Head Office. If for any reason you are unable to use this document, please contact ME Connect and we will be pleased to post you a copy. When we have received your completed Membership Form and subscription, we will […]

Membership subscriptions

Full Membership is available to all adults with ME/CFS, carers and anyone with an interest. £18.00 (UK residents) £24.00 (Mainland Europe including Republic of Ireland) £30.00 (Rest of the World) Each full member is entitled to vote at our Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings.

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Benefits of membership

Members of The ME Association receive our quarterly magazine called ME Essential, which is full of information about the latest research, treatment and contains a regular contribution from our medical advisor. There is also a special Members’ telephone line for our Information and Support service – ME Connect. Also, when you join, you will have […]

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ME CONNECT HELPLINE

0344 576 5326

Available every day of the week between these times: 10am - 12noon, 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm.

Calls cost the same as other standard landline numbers (starting 01 or 02). If you have a call package for your landline or mobile phone then calls will normally come out of your inclusive minutes.