3 November 2011
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
M.E. diagnosis was a terrible blow
Jan Anderson, 52, had to take early retirement when she became ill with M.E. After a friend suggested she get a dog, Jan bought Meg, who she says has changed her life. “It was a terrible blow when I was diagnosed,” says Jan. “But Meg has opened up a new world to me.”
Woman & Home, p 54-56
City analyst diagnosed with CFS
Earlier this year financial analyst Simon was diagnosed with CFS. Specialists told him that 95 per cent of the cases they were seeing involved City workers just like him. “Your brain’s in gear from six, six thirty – and then it’s into breakfast meetings, research, one-on-ones with clients, briefings, flights,” says Simon. “At some point, you find that you just can’t get out of bed in the morning.”
The Daily Telegraph, p 29 and online
Advice on medication for M.E.
Gary, whose wife Lyn has had M.E. for around 20 years, asks advice on medication. “Lyn tends to self-medicate with drink which can lead to quite dangerous accidents,” he adds.
NHS Choices, M.E. & Fibromyalgia blog, online
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