About ME
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is commonly referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS).  The condition causes long term fatigue (tiredness) along with a number of other symptoms which vary from sufferer to sufferer.

The cause of the condition is unknown.  A number of sufferers have attributed the onset of the condition as having been triggered by a viral infection, typically glandular fever. ME/CFS can affect anyone and is thought to effect around 250,000 people in the UK. The condition is said to be 3 times more common in women than in men.

There is no definitive test that proves that you suffer from this condition. Usually your GP will run a series of blood tests to rule out other conditions that may have similar symptoms such as anaemia or an underactive thyroid.

Sufferers are affected by differing symptoms to varying severities and frequency. Some symptoms that may be experienced include:
  • Mental / Cognitive difficulties such as poor concentration, poor short term memory, reduced attention span and brain fog.
  • Pain - muscular and joint pain as well as headaches or migraines
  • Mental and physical fatigue
  • Sleep issues - disturbed sleep, hypersomnia, insomnia
  • Recurring sore throat often with tenderness around the lymph glands