M.E. Support is one of the leading Websites on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis providing information, advice and support. M.E. is little-known and often misunderstood but it is an extensive and debilitating neurological disease. It is also referred as Myalgic EncephalopathyChronic Fatigue Syndrome
(CFS), Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) or
Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS).

My name is Louise and I launched M.E. Support in 2001, having been living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis for nine years, in a bid to raise awareness and help fellow sufferers. This is a UK based Website providing worldwide information to hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. M.E. Support is self-managed but I have had an array of help over the years, including vital IT support and assistance from Volunteers. I have also been able to expand offline, such as advising the media on M.E. and guiding medical professionals. M.E. Support is not a charity and the information provided is to support, not replace, the services of M.E. Organisations.

M.E. Support operated at mesupport.bigstep.com for four years before moving here to mesupport.co.uk. M.E. Support is now in its 14th year and I am working hard to expand services; you can follow my progress in the News section, on the right-hand side of your screen. M.E. Support is split into six sections but you might like to start with my article M.E. My Story. If you are looking for International May 12th Awareness Day products, such as M.E. Awareness Ribbons, please visit the M.E. Support Online Shop. Please do not hesitate to Contact Me anytime or you may like to join my Facebook Page.

I have enjoyed developing M.E. Support and it has been a pleasure to help and advise others. It has certainly been difficult at times, with so-called 'M.E. politics' and verbal abuse by non-believers, although I have never questioned my work here and feel proud of what I have achieved. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, whether you are a new visitor or an old faithful, for your much appreciated and valued support. I also thank wholeheartedly each and every person that has helped me with M.E. Support over the years. Lastly, but by no means least, to my family and friends for their love and encouragement.

M.E. Support is dedicated in memory of those who have lost their lives to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis; 'Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life to those who no longer exist.'




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M.E. My Story is a personal account of life with this
debilitating neurological disease.

This revealing article was published in 2001 and recently updated.


Online Shop

The M.E. Support Online Shop provides a range of products including Awareness Ribbons, Silicone Wristbands, Window Stickers and Cotton Tote Bags.

You can order items quickly and conveniently using secure payment facilities. M.E. Support welcomes customers from all over the world.



Facebook Page

The M.E. Support Facebook Page is a moderated space on the social networking service.

This is an ideal place to read and comment on the latest news, discuss and seek advice on issues affecting M.E., along with getting to know like-minded people.

Simply log in or sign up for free and click 'Like' to join this popular service.





Please take a moment to subscribe to the free M.E. Support Newsletter.

This monthly e-newsletter
provides global research and news, along with highlighting M.E. Support updates and offers.



Every year M.E. Support holds two competitions to help raise vital awareness.

You can nominate someone to receive flowers on International May 12th Awareness Day, or a speciality hamper in time for Christmas. Please visit the M.E. Support Competition page for further details.


How to Help

M.E. Support currently has a number of Volunteer opportunities

M.E. Support gratefully receives
Donations and welcomes corporate, family or individual


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A monthly round-up of life Behind the Scenes here at M.E. Support!



Myalgic Encephalomyelitis 

"my-AL-jik" means muscle pain.

means inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.


Quote of the Month

"I fear bedtime; my "wake up pain." Not morning pain, but wake up pain. I can't move, I am in so much pain, can't take a good breath because of the pain. So, I lay there contemplating my next move to get out of bed."

-L. McCabe