Management
 
MANAGEMENT OF ME AND CFS
BASIC PRINCIPLES OF SELF MANAGEMENT
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
M.E. Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome How To Live With It
 

 

Management of ME and CFS

by Dr. Anne MacIntyre

Why is self management important?
There is no quick medical cure for ME, so as with any chronic illness, the best person to manage it is the patient. And the sense that you have some control over the illness can empower you and improve your self esteem. The knowledge you acquire about how your illness affects you can help in dealing with others who may not understand you and who try to persuade you the illness does not exist or is psychological. You cannot expect your doctor to have all (or indeed any!) answers. You need to take some responsibility yourself.