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Some frequently asked questions about M.E. Please contact us if you can't find the information you need.

Q. What to consider when recruiting someone with M.E.?

A. People with M.E. consistently tell us they would love nothing better than to return to employment. With the right support, it is possible for some people with M.E. to do this.If you are considering…
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Employers & teachers


Q. As an employer, where can I get information & support?

A. Access to Work provides practical advice and financial support to help overcome the barriers to work experienced by people who have long-term health conditions. The programme is flexible to try…
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Employers & teachers


Q. How can I manage my symptoms by pacing?

A. We do not recommend any individual treatments or management approaches for people with M.E. Instead, we offer key information to allow people with M.E. to make informed decisions.Self-management…
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Living with M.E. / Health & care professionals


Q. I am feeling worse than usual: is this normal?

A. During your illness you may experience periods of better health or well-being, but there may also be times when your health deteriorates.Having a relapse or setback is not uncommon at some stage.Relapses…
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Living with M.E.


Q. What medication can I take?

A. While there is no single pharmacological cure for M.E., there are a number of medications that your doctor can prescribe that may help with individual symptoms.However, people with M.E. often…
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Living with M.E.


Q. What's the evidence for using CBT?

A. We do not recommend any individual treatments or management approaches for people with M.E. Instead, we offer key information to allow people with M.E. to make informed decisions.Some specialist…
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Living with M.E. / Health & care professionals


Q. What's the evidence for using graded exercise or GAT?

A. We do not recommend any individual treatments or management approaches for people with M.E. Instead, we offer key information to allow people with M.E. to make informed decisions.Specialist M.E.…
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Living with M.E. / Health & care professionals


Q. Will changing my diet help me manage my symptoms?

A. The effort required to buy food and prepare nutritious meals can mean that people with M.E. find it difficult to maintain a healthy diet.It can be made harder by loss of appetite or food intolerance.But…
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Living with M.E.


Q. Do you fund research which involves animals?

A. Action for M.E. does not currently fund research using animals and will not do so without full consultation with our Supporting Members.However, we do support the Association of Medical Research…
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Research


Q. How can I donate to M.E. research?

A. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Action for M.E. is able to invest in pilot research projects that will help further our understanding of the biology of M.E. We must keep searching for…
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Make a difference / Research


Q. How can I register for the 2016 UK CMRC conference?

A. Registration is now open for the third annual UK CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative (CMRC) conference, which will be held on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 September 2016 at Novotel, Newcastle Airport.…
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Research


Q. How do you decide what research to fund and support?

A. Our 2016-2021 strategy sets out how we invest in biomedical research to bring more money and more people into the M.E. field.We have a clear research funding assessment process, developed to…
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Research / Make a difference