ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, sometimes called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS) is a serious and often severely disabling long-term neurological disease which also affects the body’s immune system, hormones, muscles and circulation. Up to 250,000 people in the UK have ME, and millions around the world. There is no cure yet. But in these videos, I hope to bring together some of the best available wisdom and advice to help people manage ME and hopefully even look forward to getting at least partly better or even making a good recovery - whilst genuinely seeking to understand and support people with severe ME and who, through absolutely no fault of their own, are not getting better.
As well as severe physical and mental exhaustion, people with ME suffer with a wide range of other debilitating symptoms.
Diagnosis of ME, and how important it is to get a correct diagnosis.
The most important things you can do to help a friend who’s got ME.
In my last couple of videos, I’ve suggested some things that friends and family can do to help someone with ME. It’s also worth making the most of any other support you can find too.