Medical management leaflets

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Downloadable leaflets with information on managing ME/CFS. All prices include VAT at 20%.

How do downloads work?
Downloads are computer files that you can read on your computer screen or print off using your own printer. You will not receive a copy in the post, they are electronic files only.

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Orthostatic intolerance

Many doctors would regard this as a key diagnostic feature of ME/CFS.

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Vitamin B12 – could it be a safe and effective form of treatment?

We receive lots of feedback about the use of Vitamin B12 in ME/CFS.

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ME/CFS Disability Rating Scale

For charting personal progress and helping with disability assessments.

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The importance of early and accurate diagnosis

Early and accurate diagnosis may well put you on the road to recovery.

Discussion about the use of this drug for pain relief

Duloxetine (Cymbalta) for pain relief

Research shows this drug could be useful for pain relief.

MEA-menopause

The menopause, female hormones and HRT

Some of the symptoms of the menopause are the same or similar to those found in ME/CFS

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Headaches and ME/CFS

Headaches form part of the symptom list for ME/CFS.

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Helping you cope with severe ME

People experience different symptoms. Find out more about the severe forms of ME.

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Cold hands and feet

Cold hands and feet/toes are a fairly common symptom of ME/CFS

Lyrica/pregablin

Lyrica/Pregabalin for pain relief

Using Lyrica/pregabalin for pain relief in ME/CFS

Relief for your symptoms

Relief for your symptoms

Symptoms of ME/CFS with guidance on alleviation

energy-management

Energy management + ME Connect leaflet on Pacing

Finding a balance between activity and rest

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Vitamins and vitamin supplements

Vitamins and vitamin supplements

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Coping with pain

Coping with pain involving both drug and non-drug approaches

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Blood tests explained

What blood tests can reveal

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Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D the 'sunshine vitamin'

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Vaccinations and pre-travel health planning

Pros and cons associated with vaccinations

tenkeyaspects

Ten key aspects of management

Useful advice across the board

stress

Stress and how to handle it

Advice about coping strategies for stress

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Specialist referrals

How to find an NHS specialist in ME/CFS

sleep-disturb

Sorting out sleep disturbance and restless legs

Guidance through the differences in sleep patterns that affect people.

relapses

Relapses, exacerbations and flare ups

Differences between these three different stages of the illness

pregnancy

Pregnancy and childbirth

Effects of pregnancy and childbirth on ME/CFS and coping afterwards

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Permanent health insurance policies

Ins and outs of buying permanent health insurance or income protection insurance

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Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS)

Problems relating to standing up or trying to remain standing

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New and experimental treatments

Review of some recent drug, supplement and alternative treatment

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Muscle energy supplements

Scientific evidence for the use of over-the-counter supplements

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Going into hospital

For people with ME/CFS who are going into hospital

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Stomach and irritable bowel symptoms

Cause, symptoms and management of IBS

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Gabapentin and pain

Why Gabapentin might be used to treat moderate to severe pain

Fatigue in ME:CFS

The nature of fatigue in ME/CFS

Describes the unique type of fatigue experienced by people with ME/CFS

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Essential fatty acids and EPA

What they are and why they might be beneficial for people with ME/CFS

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Employment and ME/CFS

Advice about stopping work or cutting back hours

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Depression and antidepressants

When antidepressants might be appropriate in ME/CFS

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Dental care – your questions answered

Questions about dental care answered by a dental surgeon

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Cognitive dysfunction

Practical coping strategies and whether drugs and supplements may help

cancer-chemo

Cancer, chemotherapy and radiotherapy

Support and guidance during cancer treatments

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Anaesthetics and ME

Concerns about invasive medical procedures

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Amitriptyline explained

Amitriptyline and its use for patients with ME/CFS

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Alternative & complementary approaches

Popular alternative treatments for ME/CFS