Notice

ME/CFS Awareness Month talks by Dr. William Weir in Dublin and Galway

The title of both talks is: "25 years of experience with ME: past reflections, present difficulties and future possibilities.”

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Saturday, May 29

Mount Herbert Hotel, Herbert Road, off Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4, Republic of Ireland, 1pm

Irish ME/CFS Association, ME Awareness Month talk.

Speaker: Dr William Weir, ME medical expert and a consultant in infectious diseases, who sees patients in London and Northern Ireland.

Admission 5 Euro (on the door).

All welcome.

For more information: Irish ME/CFS Association, PO Box 3075, Dublin 2. Tel: Email: info@irishmecfs.org Website: www.irishmecfs.org

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Sunday, May 30

Courtyard Hotel, Headford Point (just off the Kirwin Roundabout and near the Galway Shopping Centre), Galway, Republic of Ireland, 2pm

Irish ME/CFS Association in conjunction with the Galway ME Support Group, ME Awareness Month talk.

Speaker: Dr William Weir, ME medical expert and a consultant in infectious diseases, who sees patients in London and Northern Ireland.

Admission 5 Euro (on the door).

All welcome.

For more information: Irish ME/CFS Association, PO Box 3075, Dublin 2. Tel: Email: info@irishmecfs.org. Website: www.irishmecfs.org

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Around 12,000 people in Ireland are thought to suffer from ME, now often diagnosed under the name Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Symptoms include overwhelming flu-like exhaustion made worse by even minor exertion (physical or intellectual exertion), muscle and joint pains, sore throats, swollen glands, disturbed sleep, impaired concentration and memory and headaches. A particular feature of the disease is that the condition waxes and wanes over time and symptoms can fluctuate a great deal from day to day, or even within a day.