Christmas tough for ME sufferers

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For those most severely affected by the disabling condition Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Christmas – and the countdown to it – can be incredibly difficult.

“I used to exercise three times a week, work full time, volunteer at Crisis Christmas shelter,” one patient told us. “That’s all gone. I’ve been a wheelchair user for five years now and housebound longer than that. My life stopped.”

The new report from leading UK charity Action for ME details the stark reality for thousands of people living with the most severe form of ME and asks what can be done to improve things.

To find out more, visit www.actionforme.org.uk/mylifestopped

Sonya Chowdhury

Action for M.E.