Having M.E. is challenging, especially when you are a parent. If you are struggling to explain your condition to your children, we have created this children's booklet to help. This children's story uses the words of one of our junior members and follows Jack whose mum has M.E.
When your child gets sick it can be difficult for everyone in the family - especially young siblings who don't understand what is happening to their brother or sister. This children's booklet follows the story of Sophie whose big sister has M.E.
It can be difficult for children with M.E. to understand what is happening to their body and why they feel the way that they do. This children's booklet follows the story of 7 year old Chloe who has M.E. Here she shares her experiences with symptoms, resting and day-to-day life with M.E.
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) is a chronic fluctuating illness. It is commonly also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS or CFS/M.E.). Sometimes it is diagnosed as Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS).
The onset of M.E. can be gradual or sudden. The symptoms vary from person to person and they may be mild, moderate or severe. Whatever your experience, you share something in common with every other person with M.E. – you want to make sure you’re doing all the right things to help you get better. Coping with M.E. is a challenge but there are ways in which you can take control and learn to manage the illness effectively.
This booklet has been developed with the input of professionals and people with the illness to help you find out about M.E. We hope you find it useful.
Healthcare professionals and people with M.E. alike tell us they would like more information and support about the diagnosis, symptoms and management of M.E. This resource is intended to do just that. We hope that patients will share it with GPs, and that GPs will share it with colleagues.