Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Managing Chronic Illness: Why I Set Myself Weekly Challenges

Natasha Lipman | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Lipman

While my sense of lack of satisfaction is still very much there, and I find it hard to be proud of myself for going out or 'doing' something, I'm trying to take things one step at a time and realise that I'm working my arse off, and that's worth celebrating. And setting myself small, achievable challenges is definitely one way of helping me manage that.

10 Things People With ME Want You To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's estimated that around 250,000 people in Britain are affected by ME, yet many people are still unaware of what it actually is. ME, or Chronic F...

Me and My ME - Ten Things You Didn't Know About Living With Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Laura Roche | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Roche

The hardest part of having M.E at my level is that you feel dreadful but look fine. Unless you become a chronic illness bore and constantly regale people with tales of bodily woes, it's difficult to explain to people why you can't do everything you want and need to do.

It's ME Awareness Week: Here's What Living With ME Is Actually Like

Kayleigh Bell | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kayleigh Bell

In true British fashion usually 'I don't like to make a fuss'. Nothing kills a conversation quicker than when you respond to 'how are you' with 'physically and emotionally drained due to my chronic illness'.

Five Things People With CFS/ME Would Be Happy Never to Hear Again (And What We'd Like You to Say)

Penelope Friday | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Penelope Friday

Exhaustion, yes. But if only that were all! Oh, the fun and games of being constantly in pain, needing masses of sleep yet still waking up unrefreshed, and forgetting the words for every day objects. We're a bundle of laughs, we are.

Instinct, Illness and Finding Your Way

Roberta Verdant | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

Somewhere between childhood and my teenage years, I realised something: I wasn't straight. Eventual marriage to a man began to look less likely. Later I'd realise that my queerness was fine, great, even, but it'd take a while.

The Diary of a Hermit: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME

Sophie Eggleton | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Eggleton

The frequency of brain fog and general lethargy has made the task of writing this feature an arduous one, so on this occasion you will have to absorb my story from my video tale. Rather than a finely-tuned scripted speech, I decided to just press record and see what came out on the subject.

How Walking - and Laurie Lee - Got Me Back on My Feet From Illness

Colette Bernhardt | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Colette Bernhardt

Finally, I have the chance to see what lies in all those fields I once dreamed of escaping to. I will stride out right from my door, here in Hertfordshire, watched by red kites, shadowy newts and morning-eyed ponies.

Mindfulness Meditation Can Reduce Physical Pain by 90 Percent, Week Two of Our Course Shows You How

Danny Penman Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Penman Ph.D.

Pain creates tension in the body, which feeds back into the brain, which responds by turning up the 'volume' on its pain amplifiers, creating even more suffering.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: No Virus Link Study Shows

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Viruses have nothing to do with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), despite earlier evidence of a link, a study has shown. The new findings deepen the ...

Never Feel Refreshed By Sleep? How To Spot Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If you sleep for eight hours a night, yet never feel rested and are constantly tired, irritable and unmotivated, these could be signs of chronic fatig...

Struggling To Stay Awake? Fatigue-Fighting Tips

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

While we all feel tired from time to time, if your feelings of fatigue are too overwhelming to ignore, have you thought about what could be causing it...

Off On Holiday? How To Tackle Travel Fatigue (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Do you arrive on your holiday rumpled rather than ready for your trip and return from your getaway feeling frazzled rather than refreshed? It's lit...

Why Brits Are Overworked And Undersexed

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to a recent study, the first thing Brits want to do when they get in from work is collapse in front of the sofa – instead of under the she...

How To Beat The Post-Easter Egg Fatigue

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Couldn't resist that super-sized chocolate egg, unlimited supply of mini eggs washed down with a hearty lunches with friends and family this Easter? ...

Feeling Knackered? Fatigue-Fighting Tips To Tackle Those Eye Bags

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Spice Girl-turned-fashion-designer Victoria Beckham has hit out at critics who branded her "miserable" during her stint at New York fashion week by si...

Rod Liddle and ME

Jason Reed | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK
Jason Reed

M.E/Fibro sufferers tend to be dedicated individuals who have pushed themselves to the limits of human endurance. Athletes, academics, and life's overachievers. And yet, we're labelled as lazy. So, the point is, with tongue firmly in cheek - if you haven't got M.E/Firbo, then you've simply not tried hard enough.

Schoolgirl Plunged Into 'Waking Coma' After Cervical Cancer Jab

PA | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK

The parents of a schoolgirl claim their daughter has been left in a "waking coma" after suffering suspected side effects from a cervical cancer jab. ...