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by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Working full-time - do you have reasonable adjustments
Replies: 8
Views: 9234

Re: Working full-time - do you have reasonable adjustments

Sue Employers that refuse to acknowledge a diagnosis of ME/CFS, and therefore refuse to make any appropriate adjustments at work to help someone with ME/CFS, are almost certainly breaking the law - because ME/CFS is a condition that is recognised in relation to both the DDA and the 2010 Equality Act...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Blood Tests
Replies: 4
Views: 4075

Re: Blood Tests

Worth noting that a raised MCV (= increased size of red blood cells) in someone with ME/CFS indicates the need to specifically exclude several other causes of chronic fatigue - eg pernicious anaemia, low folate, hypothyroidism etc.
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: ME and pregnancy
Replies: 5
Views: 2232

Re: ME and pregnancy

Info on Pregnancy from Management section of MEA purple booklet: http://www.meassociation.org.uk/?p=4038 PREGNANCY Some women with ME/CFS fear that pregnancy may worsen their condition or threaten the health of the unborn baby. However, the first published study into pregnancy and ME/CFS has produce...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: ME and pregnancy
Replies: 5
Views: 2232

Re: ME and pregnancy

Kirsty You have a number of very valid questions about ME/CFS in pregnancy We have an MEA information leaflet that covers all aspects of ME/CFS in pregnancy - and it summarises all the anecdotal information we currently have The bottom line is that some people (but not all) notice an improvement in ...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Access to ME / CFS Specialist Clinics
Replies: 10
Views: 10023

Re: Access to ME / CFS Specialist Clinics

You can try and see what he/she says!
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Excessive sweating and skin sensitivity.
Replies: 1
Views: 1096

Re: Excessive sweating and skin sensitivity.

As you may have seen in a previous reply chronic fatigue plus skin itching in the absence of any obvious rash is a 'red flag' warning sign when assessing someone with ME/CFS A condition called primary biliary cirrhosis should always be considered in this situation and I assume that this has been don...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: More Thanks
Replies: 2
Views: 3099

Re: More Thanks

Much appreciated - we are closing down on Tuesday
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Access to ME / CFS Specialist Clinics
Replies: 10
Views: 10023

Re: Access to ME / CFS Specialist Clinics

From the MEA website NHS services directory: Nuneaton, Warwickshire George Eliot Hospital, College Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 7DJ. Tel: 024 7686 5212 ME/CFS service clinic days, Friday afternoons. Waiting time for initial appointment, 13 weeks. Lead clinician, Dr Vinod Patel, with multi-disc...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Access to ME / CFS Specialist Clinics
Replies: 10
Views: 10023

Re: Access to ME / CFS Specialist Clinics

Information on Management from MEA purple booklet: http://www.meassociation.org.uk/?p=4038 7 MANAGEMENT 7:1 WHO SHOULD MANAGE PEOPLE WITH ME/CFS? Provided the diagnosis is not in doubt, the management of early and less severe cases of ME/ CFS can be carried out by general practitioners and other mem...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Access to ME / CFS Specialist Clinics
Replies: 10
Views: 10023

Re: Access to ME / CFS Specialist Clinics

The MEA website has a list of all the hospital based services, along with contact details, for people with ME/CFS in the UK If there isn't a local service available you have a good case for asking for a referral outside your local area If this is refused I suggest you write to your MP - especially i...
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