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

Q. How is M.E. diagnosed?

A. A diagnosis is made after other possible causes for symptoms have been excluded. This should be a positive clinical diagnosis made on a well-characterised constellation of symptoms.A doctor will…
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Q. What does Action for M.E. hope to achieve?

A. Over the past 30 years, Action for M.E. has worked to improve the lives of people with M.E., taking action to reduce the isolation experienced by many and working to create change. Despite our…
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Q. What is the impact of M.E.?

A. Even in its mildest form, M.E. can have a significant impact on an individual’s life, and not just on their health. A lack of understanding and awareness about M.E. means children, families and…
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Q. What is the latest research on M.E.?

A. New research evidence about M.E. is emerging all the time, and it can be difficult to know which developments are important and which are not.Cort Johnson’s Health Rising blog offers a review…
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Q. What services and support does Action for M.E. offer?

A. If you have M.E., getting the right information early on will help you to manage the illness and give you the best chance of recovery. As well as M.E. news, up-to-date research and our latest…
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Q. What is the consultation on the NICE M.E. guideline?

A. In September 2017, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) announced a full review of its guideline, Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (or encephalopathy):…
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