It all started for me in 1992, when I was 29. I got pneumonia and pleurisy, was in bed for a month and there began my nightmare. I developed skin rashes and inflammation in my ribs, spreading all over. I was diagnosed with Lupus. A year later I was suffering attacks of muscle pain, fevers […]
Tag: Severe ME
We asked those who suffer with Severe M.E if they would like to submit their stories to be published on the ME Association website blog.
“It is incessant, inescapable torture. You are trapped. Completely powerless. You’re in agony with countless unbearable symptoms…”
The Girl Behind Dark Glasses, had beaten 13 other writers on the short list to win an award voted by readers themselves…
Katie Meehan, Social Media Manager In the run-up to Severe M.E. Week (3rd August), we’re looking for people with Severe M.E. who would like to tell their stories. We want to talk about the key issues that affect arguably the most neglected section of our community, and plan on raising awareness throughout the week commencing Monday, […]
Severe ME features in the two studies published this week: suggestions for healthcare improvements and CPET testing that confirms poor exercise capacity.
“I hope that one day I will be able to use my lost years to help others by raising awareness of the plight of those living with M.E.”
“It should have been the beginnings of my life instead it was the other way around. I was to lose all my 20’s and 30’s to this illness.”
“My daughter is so ill she has had to disengage with her education. She has been house-bound for three years and bed-bound for the majority of this time.”
We want to increase the flow of information to GPs and other healthcare professionals about M.E.
Emma spent a decade in isolation at home after becoming severely ill with ME in 2004. She has been interviewed by the BBC together with Dr Shepherd.
“The distance round the allotments is approximately 340 yards, so it should take me 14 days to reach the 2.6-mile goal,” Juan Cortlett.
“I continue to be confined to the house. Sitting or standing up for more than 2 minutes makes me very lightheaded, so I spend 23 hours each day lying down.”
For ME Awareness, the ME Association will be featuring stories from people with M.E. every day throughout May.