Your health

This section covers some of the therapies available, and how you can get the best out of your relationship with your doctor. Like so many other conditions, you can also play your part in managing your ME/CFS symptoms, and we've included some important tips for eating and sleeping well.

As a starting point, it's good to have a copy of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) guidelines handy for anyone involved in your care and support who wants to find out more.

Young Person's Guide to CFS/ME
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Guidelines

The following case study from the Department of Health shows 'pathways of care'; the various agencies and professionals involved and how care and management is ultimately implemented. It was originally written for healthcare and related professionals, but the example from page 3 onward is useful for understanding of the journey from initial symptoms right though to specialist input - parents especially may find this to be a useful read. 

Department of Health - Megan's Journey

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