Downloadable information on managing ME/CFS written by Dr Charles Shepherd, hon medical adviser to the ME Association, Dr Richard Cantillon, hon dental adviser, Sue Luscombe, hon diet and nutrition adviser, and Dr Darrel Ho-Yen. All prices include VAT at 20%.
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Many doctors would regard this as a key diagnostic feature of ME/CFS.
We receive lots of feedback about the use of Vitamin B12 in ME/CFS.
For charting personal progress and helping with disability assessments.
Early and accurate diagnosis may well put you on the road to recovery.
Research shows this drug could be useful for pain relief.
Some of the symptoms of the menopause are the same or similar to those found in ME/CFS
Headaches form part of the symptom list for ME/CFS.
Find out more about the severe forms of ME. This leaflet is NOT available as a digital download - order here and we'll post it to you.
Cold hands and feet/toes are a fairly common symptom of ME/CFS
The cause of ME/CFS is subject to uncertainty and debate and is why doctors differ on how the condition should be managed
Using Lyrica/pregabalin for pain relief in ME/CFS
Symptoms of ME/CFS with guidance on alleviation
Finding a balance between activity and rest
Vitamins and vitamin supplements
Coping with pain involving both drug and non-drug approaches
What blood tests can reveal
Vitamin D is known as the 'sunshine vitamin'
Pros and cons associated with vaccinations
Useful advice across the board
Advice about coping strategies for stress
How to find an NHS specialist in ME/CFS
Guidance through the differences in sleep patterns that affect people.
Differences between these three different stages of the illness
Effects of pregnancy and childbirth on ME/CFS and coping afterwards
Ins and outs of buying permanent health insurance or income protection insurance
Problems relating to standing up or trying to remain standing
Back in stock as a revised download.
Scientific evidence for the use of over-the-counter supplements
For people with ME/CFS who are going into hospital
Cause, symptoms and management of IBS
Why Gabapentin might be used to treat pain
Discussion about the latest flu vaccine – free download.
Describes the unique type of fatigue experienced by people with ME/CFS
What they are and why they might be beneficial for people with ME/CFS
Information about stopping work or reducing hours, employment rights and benefits.
When antidepressants might be appropriate in ME/CFS
Questions about dental care answered by a dental surgeon
Practical coping strategies and whether drugs and supplements may help
Support and guidance during cancer treatments
Concerns about invasive medical procedures
Amitriptyline and its use for patients with ME/CFS
Popular alternative treatments for ME/CFS
Pensions, prognosis and permanency