M.E., Myself and I

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M.E., Myself and I: An insider's view of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome'
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Author K.C. Finn
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Illness
Genre Autobiography
Publisher Self-published
Publication date
2014
Media type print & digital
Pages 168
ISBN 978-1500403782

M.E., Myself and I: An insider's view of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is an autobiographical account of living with M.E. by the novelist K.C. Finn.

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What this book IS NOT: This is not a book about how to 'cure' M.E. This is not a volume of factual medical information on the condition This is not a magical success story from chronic illness to perfect health What this book IS: This is the honest account of a young woman who has suffered with M.E. / C.F.S. for almost half her life. This is what it's really like to live with a long term illness that casts a shadow over every minute of your day.

Novelist K.C. Finn turns her hand to non-fiction in this account of her life as an M.E. sufferer, covering thirty topics from diagnosis and medication to sleep, relationships, pain and depression. It offers a unique and extremely personal insight into the struggles and experiences she has encountered in the last twelve years. This book is an opportunity for non-sufferers to experience exactly how it feels to live with this crippling condition and to show fellow M.E. patients that they are not alone.

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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.

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.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.

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