- Joanna on jazz (InterAction 83, Spring 2013)
Nottingham jazz singer Joanna Hudson was just eight years old when she became ill with M.E. Nearly two decades on, she has recovered enough to release her first album.
- Improving over time (InterAction 79, Spring 2012)
Sadly there is still no definitive cure for M.E. but many patients, some of whom share their stories here, do experience improvement over time.
- Wrestling with relapse (InterAction 77, Autumn 2011)
Having a relapse or setback is not uncommon but can be a frustrating and frightening part of the journey towards recovery.
- Awakening by Diane Shortland (InterAction 73, Autumn 2010)
After being diagnosed with M.E. 12 years ago, Diane Shortland has been determined to recover. Extracts from her Laughter therapy series, available in the members area.
- Can and do people recover? Part two (InterAction 72, Summer 2010
We asked the experts – medical, academic, charity leaders and most importantly, you. Part two.
- Can and do people recover? (InterAction 71, Spring 2010)
We asked the experts – medical, academic, charity leaders and most importantly, you. Part one.
- A place in the sun (InterAction 71, Spring 2010)
Theresa Coe was editor of InterAction for almost a decade before she packed her bags for a new life abroad
- Tour de force (InterAction 67, Spring 2009)
Tim Donovan tells us his journey from complete exhaustion to getting back on his beloved bicycle.
Articles which were published in 2008 or earlier (listed below) may only appear in PDF format. Please be aware that this is an historical archive ie. information will become increasingly out-of-date as time goes on.
- The musician`s tale (InterAction 66, Winter 2008)
Once a promising jazz musician, Mark Pullinger’s life turned upside down when he developed M.E. He shares his story and new perspective on life.
- On my way (InterAction 65, Autumn 2008)
Having lived with M.E. for four years, Jonathan Raimondi talks about the factors that have helped him accept his M.E. and move forward.
- Walking the line: the space between hope and acceptance (InterAction 61, Autumn 2007)
Antoinette Wynne kept on going until she found some spiritual peace amongst the pain and difficulty of M.E., in the space between between hope and acceptance.
- Journey through the fog: Navigation of severe M.E. (InterAction 60, Summer 2007)
Clare Elderkin shares the strategies she has found helpful on her way to recovery from severe M.E
- Becoming my own expert helped get me back to work (InterAction 56, Summer 2006)
Recovery story by Amanda Bromley.
- Silver linings (InterAction 56, Summer 2006)
Val Tyler's story.
- Recovering: The tortoise wins again! (InterAction 55, Spring 2006)
Nettie Finch reminds us why, in the case of M.E., slow and steady wins the race.
- Walking the labyrinth (InterAction 54, Winter 2005)
Marianne Oliver's story.
- Jo-Anne`s story - part 2 (InterAction 52, Summer 2005)
In part two of her story, Jo-Anne explains what threatments she's tried, what helped - and what didn't.
- Getting better: Food for thought (InterAction 52, Summer 2005)
Frances Long's account of her duaghter's recovery.
- Recovery: Advice for the journey (InterAction 51, Spring 2005)
Bente Sorenson reports on Action for M.E.'s residential courses.
- From death`s door to a life worth living - Jo-Anne`s story - part 1 (InterAction 51, Spring 2005)
First part of Jo-Anne's. Second part in the next issue.
- Young people and recovery - Robert's story (InterAction 51, Spring 2005)
Diane Fairfield tells of her son's precarious road to recovery.
- Never give up hope (InterAction 51, Spring 2005)
Suzanna Bains hears from people helped by dietary changes and complementary therapies.
- M.E. and long haul - the road less travelled (InterAction 49, Autumn 2004)
- Fiona Agombar tells of her journey to see the Taj Mahal, something she thought she'd never be well enough to achieve.
- Back to life (InterAction 47, Spring 2004)
Alex Howard tells his story of recovery.
- I could have gone either way (InterAction 46, Winter 2003)
Aniela Kornicka's story, highlighting the difference a team of dedicated professionals can make to patients' chances of recovery.
- An M.E. clinic turned my life around (InterAction 41, Autumn 2002)
Referral to the only NHS hospital to offer dedicated M.E. beds turned her life around. Abigail Owen tells her story.
- Where the grass is always greener... (InterAction 40, Summer 2002)
Helen Northcott reveals how horticultural therapy helped plant the seeds for a normal life.
- From bed to better (InterAction 34, Winter 2000)
Rebecca Shtasel presents several stories of recovery.