Help peo­ple to un­der­stand ME

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

“WHEN my M.E. was at its worst, I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t move, I couldn’t go out. Even wash­ing my hair was tir­ing.”

This is what one woman living with the chronic, dis­abling con­di­tion Myal­gic En­cephalomyeli­tis (ME) told us about her ex­pe­ri­ence for May’s ME aware­ness month.

On top of symptoms in­clud­ing pain, cog­ni­tive dif­fi­cul­ties and post-ex­er­tional malaise – the body’s in­abil­ity to re­cover af­ter ex­pend­ing even small amounts of en­ergy – peo­ple with ME of­ten face a lack of un­der­stand­ing about the con­di­tion from those around them.

How does it feel to live with this ev­ery day? You can find out at www. ac­tion­forme.org.uk/get-the-facts.

SONYA CHOWD­HURY Chief ex­ec­u­tive,

Ac­tion for ME

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