#MEAction is excited to share two pieces of work from the Writing From Our ME Lives writing group. We will be sharing more work in the coming days! Hope you enjoy their work. If you are interested in joining the next Writing From Our ME Lives meeting, they meet on every Thursday at 11am PST.
We were thrilled at the outcome of the #MEAction press briefing last week where we invited a panel of experts to discuss the intersection between long COVID and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) to the media. The panelists made it crystal clear that a subset of long haulers are meeting the criteria for ME, and that it
It’s a wrap! Last weekend concluded the final session #MEAction’s first ever ACTIVIST CAMP!, a teach-in series for activists in the United States. We are so proud of this program and what it has accomplished. Congrats to our new grads! #MEAction ACTIVIST CAMP! aimed to deepen our campers’ engagement with activism – teaching our collective
PwME appeals for help “They’re trying to commit me to a mental health ward with very severe ME… I need help.” This how a brief and urgent email appeal to #MEAction began last Friday. The email was from Thane Fredrickson (also known as Thane Black on social media), a person with very severe ME who
I am so thankful that I get to witness the extraordinary compassion of this community on a daily basis. As the social media coordinator for #MEAction, I see the best, worst, and everything in between of the community. It is my job to help communicate out to the community and wider world all that is
Goodbye to graded exercise therapy but concerns about physical activity programmes – Community Discussion
There were significant concerns about the recommendation of a physical activity programme in the draft ME/CFS guideline, even with the caveats attached. The recommendation that a physical activity programme should be considered if patients would ‘like’ to start one, was felt to imply that there is a choice or a desire involved, rather than increased physical activity being impossible for many.
At our first community call on the draft ME/CFS guideline from NICE, training in all areas of the guideline was seen as key if it is to have an impact on the health and social care professionals implementing these recommendations.
You can steer #MEAction UK’s response to the draft ME/CFS guideline consultation. Join a community call, respond to our social media polls, volunteer to read the evidence reviews and more!
Last week was inspiring and eventful! We had a huge turn-out for our US Advocacy Meeting about the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) response to long Covid and ME, we co-hosted and organized a seminar for those with long Covid with amazing organizations and activists, #MEAction UK wrote an open letter to the National Institute for Health