What is ME/CFS?

M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) usually starts after a viral illness and is recognised as a neurological condition by the World Health Organisation (W.H.O). However, perhaps because it is a largely invisible illness with routine tests usually being normal (although research has found many subtle abnormalities), sufferers often face many difficulties getting appropriate support and treatment. It is often now diagnosed under the name Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).