Are people with ME/CFS afraid to discuss their mental health struggles?

Historically ME/CFS has been dismissed or misdiagnosed as a mental illness – hysteria, depression, anxiety and more recently conversion disorder. Sadly this view still stands today with many doctors, and it means patients can often go years without a correct diagnosis. Many doctors are still sceptical about ME/CFS and they refuse to believe it’s an Read the full article…

Doctor with M.E.: My Journey with “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” – Book review

I have just finished reading the book “Doctor with M.E.: My Journey with “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” by Dr. K N Hng. I believe it’s an important book that has the potential to educate many about the reality of living with ME/CFS. It’s an honest account of life with ME/CFS by a doctor who developed the Read the full article…

Why are we so quick to judge ME/CFS recovery stories?

As a community we are very good at supporting each other especially when one of our own is having a particularly bad time with their health. But one thing I’ve noticed, that I find disheartening, is that we don’t give people a safe platform to be open when their symptoms improve. People seem scared to Read the full article…

Three ME patients reveal the accusations they have endured

Foreword: Jennifer Chittick who featured in this article with me, sadly died on the 21st May 2019, two days before it was published. I’m always so shocked and saddened when I hear about another loss to ME, but this one has hit home more than others. Jennifer achieved so much for the ME community, campaigning, Read the full article…

Empty shoes create poignant image of those affected by ME

The following article was written by Geraldine Scott and was published in the Eastern Daily Press on the 13th May 2019. Please click here to read the original article. Empty shoes create poignant image of those affected by ME Nearly 50 pairs of shoes stood empty in Norwich city centre on Saturday as a poignant Read the full article…