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Category Archives: Awareness

Aid Without Asking: How to Support Someone with ME

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The love of my life battles ME/CFS. It’s a disease that my father has also struggled with since I was a boy, so it’s one I know well. I knew life wasn’t going to be simple when we met, but I dove in head-first anyway.  I can’t say it’s been easy, ...

Photographer Seeking Bay Area Subjects to Tell Story of ME

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A Bay area-based photographer is seeking people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) who are willing to share their stories and to be photographed for his new awareness raising initiative.  Photographer Mark Tuschman's work can be seen on his website, his book project on the lack of human rights for women and girls and through ...

As I Age with ME

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By Marianne Granger In my forties I was moving forward fulfilling my drive to be a community organizer/communicator/coach (my day job) and also a screenwriter (a remnant of my earlier training and work as a stage actor). Being there for my grown children and reveling in the bliss of holding my ...

Read #MEAction’s Request for Information response to the NIH

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The story so far NINDS, the National Institute for Neurological Disorder and Stroke at the NIH has solicited an RFI, or a Request for Information, from the ME community on how to advance research for myalgic encephalomyelitis.   With only a few weeks’ turn-around, the #MEAction NIH working group produced a compelling response based on ...

South Carolina Raises Awareness about ME

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My name is Robert Jacobs, MD and I am a retired Physician and caregiver for my wife who has had Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) for more than 9 years. Despite the historical, tourism and quality-of-life allure of this beautiful state, we discovered a paucity of medical care available to patients with ME/CFS, ...

#MillionsMissing from ME: Your Stories

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Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a debilitating, chronic disease that steals so much from the person. We received heart felt stories from around the globe chronicling journeys with ME. This week we touched on parenting, aging, marginalization, and careers. Today we want to share more of your stories. While not all ...

The Unique Challenge of Aging with M.E.

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Aging can be a challenging time for anyone but people with the debilitating, chronic disease of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) often find that their symptoms are dismissed as a "normal" part of aging, and so are left without the diagnosis, care and support that they need from their medical providers and community ...
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CBT and GET survey results published by Forward-ME Group

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In January 2019, a survey investigating the impact of graded exercise therapy (GET) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for people with ME, CFS or PVFS diagnoses in the UK was made available online. It was intended to provide up-to-date data on the impact these therapies have had on people who ...

GET and CBT are not safe for ME – summary of survey results

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Listen to the recording:  #MEAction UK Lay Summary of the 2019 Forward ME Group CBT & GET Survey Topline findings A new patient survey of 2274 respondents has confirmed that graded exercise therapy (GET) is harming a large majority of people with ME receiving this treatment in the UK. A majority of people ...

Plan for #MillionsMissing Now! Read the Toolkit!

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#MillionsMissing 2019 is fast approaching, and now is the time to get started! Demonstrations calling for health equality for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) will take place around the globe throughout the week of May 5th - 12th, 2019. We are only two months away! How will you join the movement? Check out ...