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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 to as Myalgic EncephalopathyChronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) or Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS).

 

 

My name is Louise Sargent 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. I manage M.E. Support daily with the help of a small but invaluable team of Volunteers. I have also been able to expand offline, such as advising the media on M.E. and guiding medical professionals.

M.E. Support operated at mesupport.bigstep.com for four years before moving here to mesupport.co.uk. The site is split into several sections but you might like to start with the 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 the Facebook Page.

M.E. Support Ambassador Rochelle Hanslow writes, “When I was diagnosed I scoured the internet looking for reputable information about the illness. I found M.E. Support and I am so glad that I did. There are lots of websites which bombard you with possible cures and confuse you more. M.E. Support not only allows you to read real stories from fellow ‘spoonies’ but gives you solid, researched and well laid out information." She adds, "Louise has put in so much to make sure the website not only supports but raises awareness. You can contact the team at any time and can even do it via social media platforms without hassle!”

 

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M.E. Support will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in April 2021. My aim is for M.E. Support to have achieved charitable status in time for this wonderful milestone. This will secure the future of M.E. Support and provide a more diverse platform to work from. As a charity, M.E. Support will be able to reach a greater audience, along with providing advocacy to those within this growing community. In order to reach this goal, my team will be helping me in the following three areas:

  1. Expanding our online presence and launching offline services, e.g. a postal newsletter.
  2. Developing media and public relations to reach more patients and increase the public’s knowledge of M.E.
  3. Establishing physical and financial connections through volunteers, sponsors, donations and sales.
 

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 who has helped me with M.E. Support over the years. Lastly, but by no means least, thank you 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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Top 5 articles for the week of August 6, 2018:

  1. The Symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
  2. Care for Someone with Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
  3. M.E. & The Summer Holidays
  4. A Self-Help Guide to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis 
  5. Lyme Disease / Borreliosis & M.E.in the United Kingdom
 
 
 

Trending Topics

Lyme Disease has received a lot of media coverage recently. The subject is covered on M.E. Support in Lyme Disease / Borreliosis & M.E. in the United Kingdom. For additional help and support, please visit Lyme Disease UK or LymeDisease.org (USA).

I am currently receiving a lot of enquiries about Candida. Please take a moment to read Candida & M.E. by Medical Herbalist Jo Dunbar. You are welcome to contact Jo at her clinic for more guidance.

 
 
 

Unrest Review

My brother Stuart and I went to our local screening of Unrest recently, an award-winning documentary film about Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

Jennifer Brea is about to marry the love of her life when she’s struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her “it’s all in her head”, she turns her camera on herself and her community as she looks for answers and fights for a cure.

Although it was emotionally challenging to watch, we are pleased to share our views on this groundbreaking film with you.

 
 
 

Featured Product

These lovely enamel Pin Badges have been specially cast for M.E. Support.

This plain blue ribbon design is suitable for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia, Gulf War Syndrome and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. The badges are 25mm long and measure 14mm at the widest point (image not actual size). They have a nickel finish and a secure clutch pin fitting. These subtle badges are perfect for your jacket lapel and can be worn throughout the year.

They are a great investment at just £1.65 each. These badges are individually packaged in protective plastic bags. If your delivery address is outside the UK, please Contact Me for an Airmail quote before placing your order.

 
  
 
 
 

Amazon Wish List

One of the biggest expenses I have with running M.E. Support is the cost of office supplies. I created an Amazon Wish List so that you have the choice of supporting this cause with tangible items as an alternative to making a monetary donation.

Please consider purchasing an item from the list and Amazon will dispatch it to M.E. Support on your behalf. I currently require the following items and would appreciate any help you can provide:

 
 
 
 

How to Help

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

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

Would you like to promote a product or service? Reach potential customers with an Advertising package from M.E. Support.

M.E. Support will be launching fundraising packs and media kits in Spring 2018.

News

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13 Aug 2018
M.E. Organisations
31 Jul 2018
M.E. & The Summer Holidays
10 Jul 2018
Latest Metabolites Research
23 Jun 2018
Westminster Hall Debate
5 Jun 2018
Forward-ME Meetings
18 May 2018
Merryn Crofts Inquest Ruling
15 May 2018
Article by Hannah O'Brien
12 May 2018
M.E. Support Competition
8 May 2018
BBC Documentary
28 Apr 2018
The Synergy Trial

 

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Latest News

A selection of news from the Newsletter and Facebook Page.

Page 1 of 3  > >>

13 Aug 2018
M.E. Organisations
31 Jul 2018
M.E. & The Summer Holidays
10 Jul 2018
Latest Metabolites Research
23 Jun 2018
Westminster Hall Debate
5 Jun 2018
Forward-ME Meetings
18 May 2018
Merryn Crofts Inquest Ruling
15 May 2018
Article by Hannah O'Brien
12 May 2018
M.E. Support Competition
8 May 2018
BBC Documentary
28 Apr 2018
The Synergy Trial

Diary Dates

CFS/M.E. Research Collaborative
19-20 September, Bristol

CFS/ME International Conference
26-27 November, Queensland

Int. M.E. Awareness Day
12 May, Global

#MillionsMissing M.E. Protest
12th May, Global

9th Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium
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14th Int. ME Conference
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Severe M.E. Day
8 august, Global

 
 
 

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 growing community.

 
 

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Competitions & Offers

Every year, M.E. Support holds a competition to send someone flowers for International May 12th Awareness Day.

Who would you nominate to receive this surprise gift? Please visit the Competition page for further details.

 
 
 

Hire Me

Through my experiences as an M.E. sufferer and webmaster, I have expanded my knowledge of health related issues, along with gaining skills in multimedia management.

I am currently Available to Hire for the following projects:

  • Reviews and sponsored posts related to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis for M.E. Support.
  • Freelance writing assignments in the area of health.
  • Content creation and content curation for websites/blogs and social media.
  • Website development and social media management.
 
 
 

Bexhill Social Group

Alongside my work here at M.E. Support, I run a Social Group for people living with M.E. and related conditions in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.

These informal monthly gatherings are a chance to meet other sufferers for friendship and support.

 

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Louise's Gallery

Away from M.E. Support I am a keen amateur photographer. I enjoy all photographic subjects,
and I have a passion for capturing light in the natural world.

You can view a selection of my photographs, or purchase prints and greetings cards, in my online portfolio at Louise's Gallery.