ME Awareness Week 2019

ME Awareness Week 2019 runs from 6th -12th May, with the goal being to improve the general public’s understanding of this often misunderstood illness. The ME Association is sharing stories from many of the ‘millions missing’, a term used to describe the many people out there who suffer from this illness and who have pretty…

The anniversary effect

It is common for anniversaries to bring up alot of emotion, both good and bad. For happy occasions like weddings it’s a chance to look back and remember a wonderful day (assuming it was 😁) and to take a bit of time out to celebrate the years of marriage since. For the loss of a…

Keeping positive in my new normal

Keeping positive when you have a chronic illness can be a battle in itself. It’s no surprise that one of the most common symptoms of chronic illness is depression, either as part of the overall illness, or as a ‘side effect’. For many people, your life completely changes and that is a massive challenge to…

Any improvement is good improvement

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if I really am improving, in terms of my symptoms and how they affect me. On a day to day basis I struggle, always, with pain, migraines and fatigue, so it can be hard to remind myself that I am still on that journey, and technically it is going in…

Multi treatment approach: musculoskeletal

No one really knows what causes ME/CFS to develop (many people find that it follows a bacterial or viral infection, for others it can follow a physical or mental trauma, in other cases there is no obvious ‘trigger’), and the physiological cause for the symptoms are also up for debate. There is alot of talk…