Sunday Times: Coping with ME article, “In Gear” section, 2 Sept 07

[Note: This lightweight article is accompanied by a stock photo of an attactive young woman in a business suit yawning at her desk, not by a photograph of a middle-aged male wheelchair user or a bedbound and tube fed child.]

“If you find yourself in pain while at your desk, this handy vibrating massage ball may help.”

“Simple lifestyle adjustments can have profound effects, like avoiding stress and looking at the work-life balance,” says [Professor L J] Findley.

Sunday Times, “In Gear” supplement, Health section, page 35
2 September 2007
Coping with me

Once dismissed as “yuppie flu”, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or ME (myalgic encephalopathy) is now recognised by the World Health Organisation as a neurological illness. Sufferers complain that doctors fail to diagnose it properly and the government recently issued guidelines to GPs about proper treatment of the condition, whose symptoms include debilitating fatigue, pain and problems with sleep, memory and concentration.


An estimated 250,000 people in Britain suffer from ME, which can affect anyone but most commonly strikes people aged 20-40. The typical trigger is a combination of a viral infection and stress, but bacterial infections can also be the cause. It can develop slowly, over months or years, and people with asthma, eczema and hayfever, or sufferers of migraines, anxiety and depression seem also to be vulnerable…

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