What is M.E.?

M.E. (myalgic encephalomyelitis) is a potentially chronic and disabling neurological disorder, which causes profound exhaustion, muscle pain and cognitive problems such as memory loss and concentration. Other symptoms that are common include sensitivity to light, noise and smell, disturbed sleep patterns and persistent headaches.

In the more recent past there were misconceptions that only certain social classes were affected and many people regarded the illness as a relatively mild condition - some even doubted its very existence. In fact, around 20% of sufferers are so severely affected that they are either house or bed-bound and have enormous difficulty performing even basic personal tasks unaided.

We, the undersigned, say that M.E.(myalgic encephalomyelitis) should be acknowledged as a real chronic and disabling neurological disorder.

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