M.E. will probably have a dramatic effect on your life. It may affect your relationships with family and friends, employment or education. You may have to apply for welfare benefits or social care.
Sometimes illness may lead you to reassess your priorities in life, and to make new choices.
Dealing with the mental and emotional impact of the illness is just as important as treating the physical symptoms.
You are not alone. Support is available. If family, friends or professionals don’t seem to understand, get in touch with other people with M.E. You can:
You can read past articles about living with M.E. in our InterAction archive or other people's living with M.E. stories. Or read and share experiences in our poetry corner.
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