Meeting other people with M.E.
Having friends with M.E. can make a difference, because they understand what it's like to live with the condition without you having to explain to each other what you are experiencing. Young people with M.E. who meet in this way can become friends for life or for a short period of time throughout the duration of your condition.
There might be someone else with M.E. in your area, that you can see in person, but it's more likely that your M.E. friends will be online. This doesn't make them any less of a friend, and the connection you have is still valuable. In fact, research has found that using websites with chat rooms or message boards can help young people with M.E.
You can meet other young people with M.E. by joining our Young People's Community, with services including a safe, lively online forum, and a buddy scheme.