M.E. usually starts after
a viral illness and is recognised as a neurological condition
by the 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
now often diagnosed under the name Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Through our various activities and awareness campaigns we strive
to improve the situation for people with ME/CFS and to give them
information to empower themselves. The group, which has been
run entirely by volunteers for the last seven years, has approximately
400 members, from the estimated 10,000 sufferers in the ROI.
Aims and Objectives:
To offer support for sufferers and carers.
To provide information.
To promote greater understanding and awareness of ME/CFS in the general public, medical profession and other related services.
To raise money for research.
Information helpline and telephone support network