Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is a long term debilitating illness marked by long term fatigue and other severe symptoms which are not caused by any other known medical condition.
There are 250,000 UK sufferers and 25% are severely affected and are housebound or bed bound unable to look after themselves. We are talking about a very real, debilitating illness affecting adults and children all over the world.
It is a fluctuating, relapsing illness with degrees of severity and prognosis is variable. The cause is still unknown and no cure or totally effective treatment has yet been found. It is a life changing and very isolating illness.