Adam Lowe (born 1985) is an acclaimed writer, performer and publisher from Leeds, UK, though he currently lives in Manchester. Adam writes about disability, queerness and the mixed race/Black British experience. He runs Vada Magazine, where he has written about Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), and writes poetry, plays and fiction.
Notable articles[edit | edit source]
- Jul 26, 2017, ‘No confidence’: Charities reject NICE ‘no update’ proposal for ME/CFS guideline
- Sep 12, 2017, Things you didn’t know about faecal microbiota transplants
- Nov 3, 2017, Review: Unrest (Dir: Jennifer Brea, 2017)
- Jan 7, 2018, “institutionally ableist ” – Schools OUT’s Adam Lowe on the ME Scandal
Online presence[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Lowe, Adam (Jul 26, 2017). "'No confidence': Charities reject NICE 'no update' proposal for ME/CFS guideline - Vada Magazine". Vada Magazine. Retrieved Aug 9, 2018.
- Lowe, Adam (Sep 12, 2017). "Things you didn't know about faecal microbiota transplants - Vada Magazine". Vada Magazine. Retrieved Aug 9, 2018.
- ""institutionally ableist " – Schools OUT's Adam Lowe on the ME Scandal". lgbthistorymonth.org.uk. Jan 7, 2018. Retrieved Aug 9, 2018.
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.