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Articles represent the views of their authors and not ME/CFS SA. Always seek advice from a registered health practitioner before changing your care plan.

01 February, 2023

Disabled Cheltenham Woman Who Does Not Claim Benefits Sent £909 HMRC Overpayment Letter

Mother-of-five Vicky Timlin, 45 from Cheltenham suffers with chronic fatigue syndrome as well as depression. Yet Vicky has taken the decision to not claim benefits and try and work as long as she can till her body prevents her doing so but since she ended her Tax Credit claim in 2021 she has not been told to repay £909 by HMRC but she is adamant she does not owe this money.

01 February, 2023

Brain Fog To 'Jet Lag': Comedian Shares Reality Of Living With Condition That 'People Don't Believe Is Real'

A Morecambe-based comedian, Rich Davenport has shared his story on life with ME and how charities are working to change the stigma.

31 January, 2023

Long COVID May Deal “Lifelong Disability” If No Action Taken Says New Research

Review finds long COVID effects major systems similar to chronic fatigue syndrome, POTS and other disorders.

31 January, 2023

New Study: 65 Million People Suffer From Long Covid

According to a new overview study in the journal Nature Reviews Microbiology, Long Covid follows at least ten percent of Covid infections. This means that around 65 million people worldwide are now suffering from the late effects of corona.

31 January, 2023

Woman With Rare Disease Needs Assistance

Gcilima woman, Zodwa Mkhize who has a rare health disorder, Fibromyalgia also known as Fibromyalgia Syndrome, wishes for a Good Samaritan to help her son, Nzuzo Shezi get a job and for a wheelchair-friendly home as she is unable to walk.

30 January, 2023

Autonomic Nervous System Regulation Effects Of Epipharyngeal Abrasive Therapy For Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Associated With Chronic Epipharyngitis

Objective: To evaluate the autonomic nerve stimulation effect of epipharyngeal abrasive therapy (EAT) on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) associated with chronic epipharyngitis. Heart rate variability analysis was performed. The study was conducted by analyzing heart rate variability.

30 January, 2023

Distress Negatively Impacts Functionality Of Patients With Fibromyalgia Experiencing Pain

The cross-sectional study evaluated the relationship between the mediating variable, distress, and pain and functionality in patients with fibromyalgia after controlling for age, gender, and income.

30 January, 2023

Life With Fibromyalgia And How Derby Women Cope With 'Pain Amplifier' Condition

A group of Derby women living with a painful and relatively unknown condition have spoken of how they first noticed something was not quite right. They say they are not letting fibromyalgia, which causes chronic pain and tiredness, beat them as they try to keep as active as possible during their day-to-day lives.

29 January, 2023

Medical Gaslighting: When The Doctor Dismisses Your Concerns

Having one’s symptoms dismissed by a health care professional is sometimes called “medical gaslighting,” a term that comes from Gas Light, a 1938 play that was later adapted into a movie, in which the husband manipulates his wife into questioning her perceptions of reality and her sanity.

29 January, 2023

Doctor Shares Self-Care Tips To Help You Manage Pain After Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

Fibromyalgia affects millions, but diagnosis is difficult and treatment even more complex. Here, NHS pain consultant Dr Deepak Ravindran reveals how finding the right self-care is key.

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