Causes & Treatment
The exact causes are not known, often M.E/CFS will start after an ordinary viral infection - flu, glandular fever or even a cold.
However, in some cases there may be no obvious viral "trigger" at all and the person may "slide" into the illness over a period of months or even years and often experience a combination of factors including illness, stress and bereavement.
There is currently no cure, but there are treatments to help relieve some of the symptoms and make the condition easler to live with.
A combination of:
MEDICATION - eg for pain or sleep issues
TALKING THERAPIES - CBT
LIFE STYLE CHANGES - relaxation techniques/stretches
LEARN TO PACE
JOIN A SUPPORT GROUP