Currently, there is no cure for M.E., but there are a number of treatment approaches that may help you manage your illness.

M.E. is affects different people in different ways, with a varying degree of severity.  It is important to note that once ours of treatment that works for one person, may not be as successful for another.

Shropshire ME Group is not able to recommend one particular treatment due to the complexity of the illness and the different effects each treatment can have a on a sufferer.

We would encourage you to have a good relationship with your healthcare professional or GP, and that you discuss any potential methods of treatment with them before embarking on a new method of easing your symptoms.

Methods of treatment & management

Non-pharmoligical management
Many people with M.E. have found benefits through treatment methods not involving pharmacutrical medication, this can include treatments such as:
  • Energy management (Pacing)
  • Sleep management
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Altnative and holistic therapies

The M.E. Association website contains more details about the management of M.E., leaflets and booklets are also available through their site giving more detailed information about individual therapies.

We would advise anyone considering any of the theories above to consult with their healthcare professionals.

Pharmaceutical medication
A number of our members, and people in the wider M.E. community, have found benefits from taking medication prescribed by their healthcare professional or GP.  This can include pain killers, nerve blockers, anti-depressants, etc.

As mentioned earlier in this page, what works for one person may not necessarily work for another, so it is important to always consult your medical professional before starting a course of medication.