M.E. can make you feel exhausted and too tired to think, so you may end up missing out on school and seeing friends.
Your body will need time to get better and you will have to rest more than you used to. Even so, your education is important.
The government says you should get help to do as much schoolwork as your illness allows. This could mean that your teacher sends work home for you or that you get a home tutor.
If you are in hospital at any time you may even be able to do some schoolwork through the hospital school or hospital teaching service.
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Help and advice
The Association of Young People with M.E. (AYME) gives information and advice. Tel: 0845 123 2389 (Mon-Fri 10am-2pm).
If you live in Scotland, contact Enquire, the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning. Tel: 0845 123 2303 (Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm).
Staturory guidance for local authorities (LAs) regarding children who cannot attend school because of health needs was published in January 2013.