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What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), sometimes known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is much more than just being tired a lot. People with CFS are so run down that it interferes with their lives and can make it hard to function at all. Some people with ME/CFS say they have trouble staying on top of their responsibilities at home and on the job, while others are severely disabled and even bedridden. Furthermore, they're not just dealing with extreme fatigue but with a wide range of other symptoms, including flu-like symptoms and chronic pain.
 

Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
There are many symptoms of CFS, so it is best to consult a doctor or see one of the local contact groups below if you believe you (or someone you know) may have CFS.

Causes
In most cases, chronic fatigue syndrome comes on suddenly. While scientists don't yet know exactly what causes it, a growing pool of evidence points to a combination of genetic predisposition and exposure to viruses or toxins. Many cases start after a flu-like illness, and some of the symptoms simply never go away.

 

Treatments
There is no standard treatment for CFS as treatment is tailored to the individual case. However, treatments can often include:
* Prescription medications
* Nutritional supplements
* Diet
* Lifestyle changes
* Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
* Graded exercise therapy (GET)

 

 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Name of Group

Swindon M.E. Support Group

Short description

 

We are a friendly support group for M.E / CFS sufferers, their families, friends and carers.  We meet informally every month to share our
experiences.

Web Address

swindonmesupportgroup@hotmail.co. uk

Contact Details

http://www.swindonmesupportgroup.o rg/

Name of Group

 

ACTION for M.E.

 

Web Address

 

www.afme.org.uk

 

Contact Details

 

0845 123 2314

 

Name of Group

 

M.E. Association

 

Web Address

 

www.meassociation.org.uk

 

Contact Details

 

0844 576 5326

 

Name of Group

 

Association of Young People with ME

 

Web Address

 

www.ayme.org.uk

 

Contact Details

 

0845 123 2389

 

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