Running on Empty: Practical Strategies for Coping with ME by Katrina H. Berne
Dismissed for years as "yuppie flu", ME is now accepted as a very real, very distressing disease. Its symptoms include sore throats, tiredness, dizziness, headaches, muscle pain, fever and depression. It strikes men and women of all ages, and of all social backgrounds. This work explores ME from all angles. Integrating physiological, emotional, behavioural and social aspects of living with the illness, it offers strategies for coping. It gives detailed advice on topics such as talking to the doctor, dealing with the feelings of rage, helplessness and guilt created by ME, the practicalities of keeping your job, your friends and your partner, the place for complimentary therapies in managing ME and the role of support groups.