Managing ME/CFS: A guide for young people

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Managing ME/CFS: A guide for young people
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Author Rosamund Vallings
Country New Zealand
Language English
Subject Patient guide
Genre Medical
Publisher Calico Publishing Ltd
Publication date
2015
Media type print & digital
Pages 121
ISBN 978-1877429149

Managing ME/CFS: A guide for young people is a book by New Zealander Dr. Rosamund Vallings.

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Any young person who has just been diagnosed with ME or CFS (that’s Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) will find a sympathetic voice in this book. Dr Vallings is a very experienced medical doctor and she has spent much of her career helping people with ME/CFS. She explains this complicated illness in a way that is easy to understand.

  • Full of great suggestions for managing everyday tasks.
  • Tips for working through the ups and downs of the illness.
  • Ways to create the best chance of recovery.
  • Includes stories from young people who are managing this illness.

Dr Vallings’ message to young people is to learn as much as you can about ME/CFS and to actively take charge of your health. As she says, ‘Only you know how you really feel.’

Anyone caring for a young person with ME/CFS will also find this book useful.

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References[edit | edit source]

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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.

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
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