Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is the most common name used to designate a significantly debilitating medical disorder or group of disorders generally defined by persistent fatigue accompanied by other specific symptoms for a minimum of six months in adults (and 3 months in children/adolescents), not due to ongoing exertion, not substantially relieved by rest, nor caused by other medical conditions. It is also known by the names Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, ME, and Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome.

Symptoms of CFS include post-exertional malaise; unrefreshing sleep; widespread muscle and joint pain; sore throat; headaches of a type not previously experienced; cognitive difficulties; chronic, often severe, mental and physical exhaustion; and other characteristic symptoms in a previously healthy and active person.

Services offered for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The service is designed to meet the needs of individuals with physical disabilities and/or sensory or cognitive impairments. The facilities enable the highest possible quality treatment and care to be provided to meet the care needs of the individual

Useful Links for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The ME Association
www.meassociation.org.uk
0844 576 5326

Action for ME
www.actionforme.org.uk
0117 927 9551