This free leaflet discusses all the issues that relate to coping with M.E. These include diagnosis, new and worsening symptoms, support from the NHS, available drug treatments, the right balance between activity and rest, sorting out life at work and in education, alternative and complementary approaches, social care, and benefits.
“This free leaflet discusses all the issues that you need to know about as you struggle to cope with your illness.
“These include diagnosis, new and worsening symptoms, support from the health service, available drug treatments, striking the right balance between activity and rest, sorting out life at work and in education, alternative and complementary approaches, and benefits.
“It also highlights sources of additional detailed support from both within the ME Association and elsewhere. Keep it by you as you go through life. You never know when you might need it next. It was thoroughly revised at the beginning of 2020…”
Topics discussed in this leaflet, include:
- Making sure the diagnosis is correct.
- Don’t automatically attribute new or worsening symptoms to M.E.
- What are the symptoms of M.E.?
- Routine blood tests.
- What can health professionals do to help?
- Drugs that can help relieve symptoms.
- Striking the right balance between activity and rest.
- Dealing with emotional and mental health issues.
- Sorting out work, education, and family responsibilities.
- Obtaining state and private sector benefits.
- How to obtain social care and practical support, and help for carers.
- Vitamins, minerals, supplements, and nutrition.
- Alternative and complementary approaches.
The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.
Please note this is a download. You can read it on-screen and save to your computer, phone or other device and can attach it to any email you might need to send. But you will need access to a printer if you wish it printed.
If you prefer you can download the leaflet here without registering via the website shop.