M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Encephalopathy) is a chronic neurological illness that affects people in different ways. Symptoms may include severe and debilitating fatigue, painful muscles and joints, disordered sleep, gastric disturbances, poor memory and concentration, and others. The effects of exercise or other activity are often not felt immediately, but only after a day or two.

In some cases, doctors may make a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS), rather than M.E. It is controversial whether these terms are interchangeable

More information about CFS/M.E. can be found at:

About Bedfordshire M.E. Support Group


The Group offers membership to all Bedfordshire M.E sufferers, their families, carers and friends, of all ages. The Group provides:

  • Regular meetings
  • A telephone helpline
  • Help by email
  • Information for newly diagnosed sufferers
  • Contact with National and other M.E. organisations
  • News of medical developments
  • Guidance on benefits
  • Increased awareness of M.E. for the community and healthcare providers


Our regular, informal, coffee-morning style meetings provide opportunies to:
  • Give each other support
  • Discuss ideas and ways of dealing with the illness
  • Make friends who understand
  • Exchange information about local facilities
  • Listen to occasional talks
  • Borrow books on M.E. from our library
  • Obtain information leaflets


For more information about the Group, including dates and locations of meetings: Click here for more information


Grateful thanks to ME/CFS site, Sleepydust, for kindly hosting Bedfordshire M.E. Support Group website Visit the Sleepydust website