From ME to You, With Love
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From ME to You, With Love is a book written by Louise Harding, with illustrations by Rebeckah Rose.
Publisher's synopsis[edit | edit source]
(This synopsis was provided by the publisher for promotional purposes. For book reviews, please see Links section below.)
In the UK alone, there are hundreds of thousands of sufferers of ME. This collection of brave, honest, moving and inspirational letters are the voices of those who hold on to hope every single day that an effective treatment or cure will be found; sufferers of all ages and severities who are determined to be taken seriously by the world and make the very best of their restricted lives. All too often, their hardest fight is against the attitudes of so many who think that this neurological illness is 'just over-tiredness' or 'all in the mind'. These letters voice their wishes for better understanding and treatment of ME to friends, family, the professionals involved in their care and the general public. The profits from the sale of this book will go to Invest in ME, a UK charity raising awareness of ME and funds for biomedical research.
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- From ME to You, With Love - Amazon (UK)
- From ME to You, With Love - Amazon (US)
- From ME to You, With Love - Goodreads
- From ME to You, With Love - Official website
- From ME to You, With Love - Facebook page
References[edit | edit source]
myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.