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A selection of articles from our membership magazine, InterAction, which is published three times a year. Find out how to become a Supporting or Lifelong Member of Action for M.E.

Nature’s therapy

Studies have shown that many people benefit from being exposed to nature. Wildlife enthusiast Graham Sparshott explores some easy ways people with M.E. can enjoy what the natural world has to offer. Read More

Living with M.E.


Dear doctor: acid reflux

Our joint medical advisers, Prof Julia Newton and Dr Gregor Purdie, answer a reader's question about acid reflux. Read More

Living with M.E. / Health & care professionals


Spring cleaning with M.E.

Housework and spring cleaning can be hard work, so how do you cope when you have M.E.? We asked you to share your tips and ideas and you sent us dozens, so here's a small selection. Read More

Living with M.E.


Dear doctor: nerve pains at night

Our joint medical advisers, Prof Julia Newton and Dr Gregor Purdie, answer a reader's question about nerve pains at night. Read More

Living with M.E. / Health & care professionals


Making sense of personal budgets for M.E.

Cathy Stillman-Lowe explores personal budgets, personal health budgets and direct payments, including how people with M.E. might access them. Read More

Living with M.E. / Health & care professionals


The last word: Christmas angels

Regular InterAction contributor Patsy Quinn ponders the uniqueness of each and every person with M.E. in her Last word column. Read More

Living with M.E.


Standing up to disbelief

People with M.E. can experience disbelief in a variety of different settings, including within close social networks of family and friends. This can be a huge shock, leaving patients feeling traumatised by such a reaction from people they hoped would show understanding and compassion. Read More

Living with M.E.


The collaborative therapist

Dr Sue Pemberton is a qualified occupational therapist with more than 20 years’ experience working in the NHS. She first started working with people with M.E. when she was asked to design the original therapy programme for the Leeds & West Yorkshire CFS/M.E. service in 1990. Read More

Health & care professionals


M.E. body, M.E. brain: our new research

After consulting with its members and supporters, Action for M.E. is pleased to announce that it is funding two new biomedical research projects plus accepting management of a third project already underway. Read More

Research


Your rights at work

The Equality Act can potentially be used to support people with M.E. to stay in or return to work, says Tony Clough – but only if properly applied. Many people with M.E./CFS will, sadly, be too ill to remain in work. But for those trying to stay in work, or leave on the most favourable terms, the Equality Act 2010 should provide significant possibilities and protections. Read More

Employers & teachers