Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a severe, complex, acquired illness with numerous symptoms related mainly to the dysfunction of the brain, gastro-intestinal, immune, endocrine and cardiac systems. ME has been classified as a neurological disorder in the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Diseases  since 1969 (ICD 10 G93.3).

  

  

NOTICE BOARD

 support group enquiries

Please note that the phone number of  Murwillimbah (Tweed Shire) support group printed on the Society Me & You journal was 07 66791217, should be 02 66791217.

As per usual when you ring the office and ask for information about contacting your closest support group etc please give your details to the staff and they will be able to forward ME/CFS/FM information to you and quickly send your contact details to the closest group so you can be assisted.

May we take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful year and we look forward to your next call for assistance or just when you need to say hello to someone who understands and cares.

good health & warmest regards

The Management Committee

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CFS victim locked up after euthanasia attempt

A Perth woman battling chronic fatigue syndrome was committed to the locked ward of Fremantle Hospital after an attempt to euthanise herself in a desperate bid to address her crippling condition.

A Success Story

One sufferer tells her story of how CBT can be used in self-management. New self-management classes begin online on the 21st March.

PACE Trial on ME/CFS

Response from ME/CFS Australia to the UK Medical Research Council PACE trial findings.

Spinal Fluid Proteins

Spinal fluid proteins distinguish Lyme disease from ME/CFS.... both conditions involve the central nervous system and protein abnormalities in the CNS are causes and/or effects of both conditions.

Author Escapes From CFS

Laura Hillenbrand's newest book, “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption,” is a riveting tale of the life of an athlete and war hero. Ms. Hillenbrand’s ability to transport her readers to another time and place is all t…

The Pacific Fatigue Lab

Could a small lab in the Central Valley of California change how CFS is viewed? The lab focuses on a very basic and still very misunderstood aspect of CFS – why patients have so much trouble with exercise.

Acylcarnitine deficiency in CFS

Recent research from the University of South Australia: ... in light of carnitine’s critical role in mitochondrial energy production, it has been suggested that chronic fatigue syndrome may be associated with altered carnitine homeostasis. This study…

Exhausted by Illness, and Doubts

A New York Times report on the XMR virus and CFS. "XMRV was first identified in 2006.... It was linked to chronic fatigue syndrome in October 2009 in a paper in the journal Science by researchers from the Whittemore Peterson Institute....The research…

Australian CFS Symposium Overview

A summary of the presentations at the International Science Symposium on ME/CFS, 3-4 December 2010, Bond University, Queensland, Australia.

Plasma neuropeptide Y

Plasma neuropeptide Y: a biomarker for symptom severity in chronic fatigue syndrome.
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