There are days until International M.E. / C.F.S. Awareness Day 12th May 2017

 

 

NATIONAL

SUPPORT

 

"COPING WITH" COURSES

 

ASK YOUR GP TO

REFER YOU

 

INFORMATION

GUIDES

 

 

 

CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFS) or CHRONIC FATIGUE IMMUNE DYSFUNCTION SYNDROME CFIDS can evolve into:

 

MYALGIC ENCEPHALOPATHY ME (My-al-jik En-kefa-lop-athy), a term which The ME Association feels is more appropriate than the original, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, as this is technically incorrect.  The term 'myelitis' means inflammation of the brain and there is no inflammation found in the brain of ME patients.

 

My = muscle
algic = pain
encephalo = brain
pathy = suffering or sickness

 

POST-VIRAL FATIGUE SYNDROME PVFS is a condition or contacts characterized by fatigue following a viral infection.  The term is not widely used, but the state of prolonged or severe fatigue after illness is not uncommon.  Some people experience fatigue and related symptoms for months or years following a severe viral infection.

 

 

It should be explained that there are a number of different names for what is an illness of uncertain cause affecting many thousands of people.  Currently it is estimated that some 250,000 people in Britain are affected by this illness and it affects all types of people and at all ages.

 

Symptoms can include, all or several of the following: 

  • chronic, severe and debilitating fatigue, mental and physical

  • widespread painful muscles and joints

  • disordered sleep

  • gastric, digestive disturbances

  • cognitive difficulties, poor memory and concentration

  • post-exertional malaise

  • unrefreshing sleep

  • sore throat

  • flu-like symptoms

  • headaches of a type not previously experienced

  • increased sensitivity to light, sounds and smells

  • depression

In many cases, onset is linked to a viral infection.  Other triggers may include an operation or an accident, child birth, bereavement, breakdown of a relationship, anything that your body determines as a trauma.  Some people experience a slow, insidious onset, which means the onset can be days, weeks, months even years later which can then prove diagnosis difficult.

 

 

 

 

 

Free "Coping With" Courses and One to One therapy:

SWINDON

 

 

(Primary Care

Psychology Service)

WILTSHIRE

 

 

(Improving Access to

Psychological Therapies)

IAPT Services

 

 

 

 

Bath

 

 

Swindon Adult Chronic Fatigue &
Fibromyalgia Service

 

 

 

London

 

 

Foggy's: Dashboard notice for Blue Badge holders to display in their car - C. F. S.

Foggy's: Dashboard notice for Blue Badge holders to display in their car - M. E.

HFME: C.F.S and M.E. comparison chart

Life Extension: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The British Dietetic Association: CFS and Diet

BMJ Group: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

 

 

Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any companies/business/organisations advertised on our site.  We advertise them in good faith.

If you have any concerns with information on our site as a whole, please let us know.

 

BACK TO TOP