Lesley Davenport writes on 7 Ways to Beat Mental Fatigue

This Huffington Post blog entry contains some interesting suggestions on coping with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Let’s get the bad news out of the way first: There’s no quick fix for chronic fatigue. It is typically a level of depletion that results from draining your energy reserves over a period of time. It requires a commitment to refuel and restore your vitality. But the good news is that there are many tried-and-true approaches you can begin using right now that can start building up your energy level significantly. Let’s look a little deeper at what’s involved.  Read the full posting on this external link

New group to help young ME sufferers in the North East

This article was published on Thursday 29 September 2011 10:31  A NEW group is being set up to support young sufferers of fatigue conditions and their families.ME North East, based in Chester-le-Street, is launching ME/CFS Young People and Families Friendship and Support Groups.  The groups, which will be held in Chester-le-Street, Newcastle and Middlesbrough, will bring together young people with ME/CFS and their families for mutual support.  Read More

Self Help Groups

The Dove Clinic has centres in London and Winchester.  In London there are many ME support groups including the North London ME Network.  In Winchester there is a local support group – The Eastleigh and Winchester ME Group.  At the moment there is very little information on the site.  If you would like to publicise your local support group, please comment on this post.

Alternative Title

Not just a great song by The Monkees (for anyone old enough to remember) but something that also describes the number of different names attributed to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  In fact there is a whole Wikipedia page given to Alternative names for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The most popular include myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), and post-viral fatigue syndrome (PVFS).  Depending on who you read these are either alternative names or closely linked conditions.  In the age of the internet, search engines and Google this makes even finding out information difficult.  The term Chronic fatigue returns nearly 5 million answers,  myalgic encephalomyelitis delivers 368,000 and Post Viral Fatigue another 4.4 million.  So to try and cut through that and find answers is itself is extremely taxing.

Welcome to the CFS Reference Point

This blog is here for anyone affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).  This blog has been established Dove Clinic Logoby The Dove Clinic for the patients, other sufferers, and anyone affected by this disorder.  The Dove Clinic has a site developed specifically to explain its treatment approaches to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) which can be found at www.cfsmedicine.co.uk. You are welcome to post any questions or observations on this blog- but inappropriate comments will be subject to editorial determination.