Men, women and children of all ages, and of all social and ethnic backgrounds can develop M.E., although it is most common in women aged 25-50.
Research from 2007 showed children as young as two are affected, while in 2011 the Camberwell ME Support Group told us its 146 members included people who described themselves as White British, Caribbean, Anglo-Chinese British, Malaysian, British Asian, British Irish/Mauritian, White European, South American, British Greek Cypriot and British/French.
Estimates vary but it is thought that around 250,000 people in the UK have the illness.
Here people with the illness share their experience:
We also often hear from parents and how they cope with their symptoms while raising children. Read our information and advice by and for mums and dads with M.E.
Ocassionally celebrities are reported as having M.E.
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