CFS & ME

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) affects many thousands of people of all types and ages. It is a long-term illness that affects the body in many different ways. The symptoms can change from one day to the next, but the most common are exhaustion and muscle pain as well as concentration and memory problems.

Myself

I have been managing CFS since March 2005. It hasn't been an easy time and I have often been faced with an incredible amount of discrimination and prejudice that such a thing could even exist. There are currently around 250,000 people with CFS/M.E. in the UK of which around 25,000 are children and young people. This means one in 250 people have CFS/M.E. Anyone can get it - men, women and children from all backgrounds.

Please read on

These pages aim to explain what CFS, how it can affect people and what knowledge there is about what can be done at present. I invite you to read further in to this matter, these pages will be continually updated as more information comes to light.

If you are managing CFS / ME, or are careing / helping someone that has it, I invite you to join the discussion forum (in the left menu), read the posts and contribute to the discussions.