The online course can be taken by anyone with a professional interest in ME/CFS and will hopefully increase awareness and understanding.
This leaflet provides a summary of what biomedical research is telling us about M.E. It considers key symptoms, common triggers, and explains how various aspects of disease pathology could be linked to specific symptoms.
“The first big challenge was when I became wheelchair-bound 3 years ago. The next loss was when I could no longer read or watch a film.”
Dr Charles Shepherd contributes to a new article about Covid-19 and possible Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome.
“It is incredible how strong she has been. I don’t think I would have coped with what Dee has experienced. She is my inspiration to keep on going and to support her on this journey.”
“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.”
“I repeatedly pushed myself to return to work. Every time I ended up off sick again. I was bewildered by a situation where the will to be well failed every time.”
“I feel like I’ve missed so much. It’s like I’ve lived only half a life for 30 years, and then to cap it all in 2016 I was diagnosed with bowel cancer.”
“I have spoken to 111 several more times as my chest was worse but have been told to stay in bed for 1-2 more weeks and even minimise talking if necessary.”
“While writing this I am again thinking, “Why me?” I do not know when I am going to stop thinking about his question, maybe I never will.”
“I suspect that the losses faced by many people with M.E. are in some ways uniquely different to almost every other patient group.”
“Yes, school was good, no I wasn’t lying. I just wanted to die. I didn’t care, I was happy to just slip away to stop existing. I was ten years old!”
For ME Awareness, the ME Association will be featuring stories from people with M.E. every day throughout May.
This free download provides information to help in the understanding of Myalgic Encephalopathy.
Post-viral fatigue is being reported following Covid-19 infection. We explain the issue and offer best management guidance.
We provide a weekly update on Covid-19 in a new free leaflet and a letter about vulnerability to be used when required.
Dr Shepherd provides another update and comprehensive guidance for people with ME/CFS.
Dr Shepherd provides an update and comprehensive guidance for people with ME/CFS.
Dr Charles Shepherd provides updated information about the virus and how you can help prevent infection.
Sharing your story is one of the best ways we have of improving understanding and awareness of M.E.