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

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. Will changing my diet help me manage my symptoms?

A. Please be aware that given recent publications and emerging evidence, this page is currently under review.The effort required to buy food and prepare nutritious meals can mean that people with…
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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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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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Q. What does your Voice Committee do?

A. The purpose of the Voice Committee is to ensure that people with M.E. are an inherent part of decision-making about research projects that we do and don’t fund.Along with people with M.E. and…
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Q. What does your Scientific Advisory Panel do?

A. Our Scientific Advisory Panel is made up of researchers with a proven track record in their field and ideally with a specialism or interest within the M.E. field. Members of the Panel are…
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Q. What's the aim of the paediatric study you're funding?

A. This severe paediatric M.E. surveillance study, Prof Esther Crawley aims to measure the incidence, demographic and clinical features of severe paediatric M.E. in the UK.Prof Crawley says: “We…
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Q. What is the ​mitochondrial DNA variation study about?

A. Led by: Dr Joanna ElsonAims: To discover whether people with M.E./CFS have different patterns of mitochondrial DNA variation that could affect a person’s chances of developing the illness or…
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Q. What is the autonomic dysfunction feasibility study you're funding?

A. Led by: Prof Julia NewtonAims: People with M.E. frequently have symptoms of light-headedness and dizziness which has been shown in studies to be related to drops in blood pressure when they stand…
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