Name Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Related to/Also known as

see also Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)
Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS)

Long Covid

Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
M.E. is a potentially chronic and disabling neurological disorder, which is characterised by persistent fatigue and muscle pain. Symptoms can include cognitive problems such as loss of memory and concentration, recurrent sore throat and enlarged neck glands, disturbed sleep patterns and persistent headaches.
Useful national contacts ACTION for M.E.
Tel: 0845 123 2314 (Mon-Fri, 11am-1pm)
Link opens in new window www.actionforme.org.uk
Find your local support group:

M.E. Association
Helpline: 0844 576 5326 (open every day 10am-12 noon, 2-4pm, 7-9pm)
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Find your local support group:
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Children & young people Association of Young People with ME
support and advice for young people aged from 5-26 and their families
Helpline: 0330 2211223
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Online resources

Coronavirus warning as victims staying sick for MONTHS with ‘post-Covid syndrome’ (ME Association, July 2020)
Link opens in new window https://meassociation.org.uk/2020/07/coronavirus-warning-as-victims-staying-sick-for-months-with-post-covid-syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (NHS Choices website)
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Cochrane Evidence: Exercise as treatment for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome
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 Living with a condition (The Brain Charity)

News and events 'Landmark chronic fatigue trial could treat two-thirds' (BBC website, November 2016)
Link opens in new window www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37822068
Our resources

Can I tell you about M.E. / C. F.S. ? The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.

Visit our library to read Can I Tell You About ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? A guide for friends, family and professionals by J. Rayner and J. Lithgoe-Hay.