Life with ME: Words of Warriors
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Life with ME: Words Of Warriors is a book by Hayley Green.
Publisher's synopsis[edit | edit source]
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Around 250,000 people in the UK suffer with ME, a debilitating neurological illness for which there is currently no cure. This is a collection of true stories, poems and reflections from ME sufferers, showing courage, bravery and hope. All royalties from the book will be donated to Invest In ME, an independent Charity campaigning for biomedical research into the illness.
Links[edit | edit source]
- Life with ME: Words Of Warriors - Amazon (UK)
- Life with ME: Words Of Warriors - Amazon (US)
- Life with ME: Words Of Warriors - Goodreads
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.