Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalopathy

What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalopathy (CFS/ME)? 

CFS/ME is a long term condition, in which fatigue and other symptoms are persistent and not caused by another medical condition. CFS/ME currently affects 1 in 300 people in the UK. 

The most typical symptoms of CFS/ME are

  • ongoing fatigue from mental and physical activity
  • post- exertional malaise
  • un-refreshing sleep
  • sleep difficulties
  • muscle and joint aches and pains
  • sore throats
  • poor concentration
  • flu-like symptoms
  • headaches and tender lymph nodes

A diagnosis of CFS/ME is often made once your doctor has undertaken a range of tests to eliminate all other possible causes.

What does the CFS/ME Service do?

The service helps adults with mild to moderate CFS/ME to better manage their condition so that their overall quality of life is improved. The majority of patients who have used the service report an improvement in their symptoms and that their quality of life is now better or much better.

The team has many years of experience of helping people live as well as possible with the condition.

How to access the service

Your GP will refer you - we do not accept self-referrals at present.

Contact details

Tel: 01749 836 703
Email: CFSME@sompar.nhs.uk