SHATTERED – Lynn Michell

ShatteredIn Shattered, Lynn Michell tells of haunting episodes in her own life with ME, a "still life" suspended by a savagely capricious illness, as well as the stories of many others men, women and young people. These voices convey the complexity of ME, an illness which deals out a slightly different hand of cards each time it strikes. Read Dr Vance Spence's foreword to the book here
“I have had many, many cards, letters and emails — every single one is positive about Shattered. Some people admit to shedding tears because, for the first time, here is an account which reflects back to them what they have actually experienced and what their
lives are like. It is gratifying for me to know that people with ME feel   understood and vindicated”. – Lynn Michell
Available from the Irish M.E. Trust. Price €15.00 (incl. p&p)

 

FIT TO FLY DVD & Hatched – Corina Duyn
The DVD ‘Fit To Fly’ is a visual diary of a journey throughout the experience of ME. In this documentary the artist talks openly about her growth over the past years and how her journey has informed her art making, showing how art has helped her cope with her long journey through the debilitating illness of ME.

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'Hatched' is a distillation of 8 years of writing by Dutch-born Corina Duyn, a process that helped her to come to terms with the debilitating illness M.E. Her poetry and images allow us to glimpse her sense of humour along with the strength of mind, that has seen her through many difficult and painful times.

 

Available from the Irish M.E. Trust. Combined Price €20.00 (incl. p&p)

 

SKEWED - Martin J Walker

Martin Walker - Skewed Cover.jpgSKEWED is a detailed investigation into the psychiatric diagnosis of a range of illnesses which some have suggested are caused by chemicals. The book traces the chemical companies arguments against their products causing illnesses and it tracks the growth of the theory promoted by them that individuals who report symptoms of chemically induced ill health, are mentally ill.
The central arguments in SKEWED are based upon the diagnostic history of ME, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, and CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The book also looks at Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Gulf War Syndrome showing how the theories of psychiatrists have managed to gain ascendancy and shape the diagnosis, research and public perception of these illnesses.
Available from the Irish M.E. Trust. Price €17.00 (incl. p&p).

 

IMET Relaxation CD
Working at relaxation skills is an important part of management and some people find relaxation tapes an invaluable aid to achieving proper rest. This guided imagery relaxation CD has been around a number of years and is still as popular as ever, not only in Ireland but overseas. Narrated by Dr Bernard Stein.
Available from the Irish M.E. Trust. Price €5.00 (incl. p&p)

 

LOST VOICES – INVEST IN ME www.investinme.org

Lost Voices - Order HereThe name 'Lost Voices’ refers both to the fact that people who are severely ill with ME are generally not in a position to make themselves heard, and also to the way that the prejudiced denial of ME - as an ‘aberrant belief’ rather than a devastating physical illness – has meant that often others are incapable of actually hearing and seeing what is being said and shown - our voices drop into a void. 'Lost Voices’ is primarily written by people affected by severe ME- whether as sufferers, carers or families.

Available from the Irish M.E. Trust. Price €12.00 (incl. p&p)

 

From Fatigued to Fantastic – Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum

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Dr Teitelbaum’s unique treatment program tackles the root causes of chronic fatigue (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FMS) and progressively works to eliminate deficiencies and imbalances in the body. The integrated SHIN protocol – sleep, hormones, infections, and nutrition – addresses these four main areas of treatment. From Fatigued to Fantastic will show you how to:

 

 

 

Book: From Fatigued to Fantastic! - NEWLY REVISED 3RD EDITION (Released October 2007)
  • Lay the foundations for energy with eight solid hours of sleep a
                   night.
  • Optimize levels of key hormones that are often deficient in those
                   with CFS/FMS.
  • Eliminate underlying infections that can cripple the body’s immune
                   response.
  • Kick-start the body and the brain with the right nutrition and with
                   necessary supplements.

Available from the Irish M.E. Trust. Price €12.00 (incl. p&p)

 

M.E. – Post CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME: A PRACTICAL GUIDE M.E. - Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome - How To Live With It
Dr Anne Macintyre

Dr Anne Macintyre is a medical doctor and has suffered from M.E. for a number of years. She has used her medical expertise to understand the causes of M.E., to communicate the reality of the disease to her sceptical colleagues and, most importantly, she has learnt how to recover from it.
Her much acclaimed book M.E. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Practical Guide gives clear and comprehensive guidelines on: exercise, rest and relaxation; nutrition and supplements; coping with a change in lifestyle; managing depression; and M.E. and women.
Available from the Irish M.E. Trust. Price €12.00 (incl. p&p)

 

MISSED DIAGNOSESMissed Diagnosis
Dr Byron Hyde writes:

"Thirty years ago when a patient presented to a hospital clinic with unexplained fatigue, any medical school physician would have told the students to search for an occult malignancy, cardiac or other organ disease, or chronic infection. The concept that there is an entity called chronic fatigue syndrome has totally altered that essential medical guideline. Patients are now being diagnosed with CFS as though it were a disease. It is not. It is a patchwork of symptoms that could mean anything. The original concepts of searching for occult disease are relevant to patients presenting today with CFS, ME, and other fatiguing illnesses. Furthermore, because you do not find pathology does not mean there is none". more

Available from the Irish M.E. Trust. Price 9.00 (incl. p&p)

 

stranger and strangerMarch 2012 ebook
by Robert McMullen

The true story of an unlikely encounter in the extraordinary life of a young man diagnosed with ME.

It is 1999. Email is still an exciting novelty and the Internet a new and mysterious place when Rob receives a message from an unknown woman. Rob is chronically unwell, while Rose lives on the other side of the country. But who is she? What does she want? And where is their friendship heading? Through a series of annotated emails, Rob narrates the true story of how their lives come together in a way that is funny, touching and completely unforgettable.

"Robert McMullen has put his finger on what it's like to be chronically ill and housebound with a misunderstood illness and uncertain diagnosis. The arrival of a mystery email sparks an exchange that illuminates a dark place but takes up his available energies and has an emotional cost. Like the illness ME itself, the story takes unexpected turns the quizzes, challenges and quotations are delightful, and the outcome is a most surprising one, leaving a questioning reader. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it as a sensitive and absorbing portrayal of a sojourn." Dr. Neil Abbot, ME Research UK.

EBook available at www.strangerandstranger.net

 

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