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by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Support for starting up in work/ self employment
Replies: 3
Views: 4003

Re: Support for starting up in work/ self employment

The DWP has some initiatives, some involving limited financial assistance, that are designed to help people with disabilities and health problems return to work But I'm not sure if this would include mentoring I suggest you call your job centre and see if you can arrange an appointment with a disabi...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: ME & FM on going support Poor!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1175

Re: ME & FM on going support Poor!!!

John If you have read some of the replies on this forum I have been giving over the past few days you will know that as someone who has ME (I don't actually meet research criteria for CFS) I have a great deal of sympathy with what you are saying The MEA, as a patient support charity and research fun...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Thank you!
Replies: 18
Views: 11614

Re: Thank you!

Thanks

I've been answering these medical questions morning, noon and night for the past few days - and probably will be doing so again till after midnight tonight

And I think I ought to point out that we are all doing this in our own free time - without any form of payment

Much appreciated!
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: severe cognitive symptoms
Replies: 5
Views: 4970

Re: severe cognitive symptoms

Information on psychological approaches that may be of help when cognitive dysfunction is more severe:

http://www.iapt.nhs.uk
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: severe cognitive symptoms
Replies: 5
Views: 4970

Re: severe cognitive symptoms

Jodie You may find it helpful to look at some of the other discussions that have been taking place to questions about brain fog/cognitive dysfuntion in ME/CFS This is a reply I posted to one such question: Along with fatigue and pain, cognitive dysfunction/brain fog (= problems with memory, concentr...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Link between thyroid and ME?
Replies: 2
Views: 1534

Re: Link between thyroid and ME?

An underactive thyroid gland (= hypothyroidism) will commonly cause fatigue and may cause some other symptoms that are found in ME/CFS That is why thyroid function tests should ALWAYS be carried out before a diagnosis of ME/CFS is made It is also why The MEA recommends that thyroid function tests sh...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Blood abnormalities.
Replies: 5
Views: 2503

Re: Blood abnormalities.

There are many different recognised causes for a raised ESR - ME/CFS is not one of them Infections and inflammatory conditions can cause a raised ESR But there are other explanations as well as this. The ESR is a very non specific marker which, if raised, indicates a need to (a) probably repeat the ...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Children on the autistic spectrum
Replies: 3
Views: 3744

Re: Children on the autistic spectrum

I am aware that this has been reported but there hasn't been any epidemiological research carried out to either support or refute a link with autism At The MEA we obviously collect a vast amount of anecdotal information, including possible links to other diseases and conditions (ie anything from can...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: 'Electricity'
Replies: 2
Views: 3259

Re: 'Electricity'

Katie You clearly have a complex medical problem involving a number of diagnostic possibilities that really needs to be sorted out in a face to face consultation You are also taking a consider number of drugs - all of which have a number of potential side-effects So have you asked your GP if you cou...
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