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ClareStephanie's Good&Bad Selfie awareness page

Fundraising for IiME

72 %
raised of £350 target
by 49 supporters
  • Event: Good&Bad Selfie awareness, 12 Mar 2014 to 19 May 2014


We fund biomedical research into ME to create a strategy for cure/treatment

Charity Registration No. 1153730


If you're in the UK you can also donate by text! send CCME90 with how much you wish to donate and send to 70070!!

For people who don't know what M.E (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) is. It is an extremely  complicated disability with an extremely long list of symptoms. (Listed below)
Imagine having ALL these symptoms and trying to live a normal life...it's impossible. Yet, so many people don't even know it exists, so its an extremely underfunded illness and their is currently NO cure.
Please find it in your heart to make a donation to help fund research into finding a cure! 

Main Symptoms

1. Impaired Cognitive Functions

inability to concentrate

calculation difficulties

memory disturbance

spatial disorientation

frequently saying the wrong word

being in a 'fog'

2. Chronic sore throat - often with recurrent flu-like illness

3. Tender and swollen lymph nodes - especially neck and underarms

4. Muscle pain

5. Multi-joint pain

New headaches - often severe

Non-refreshing sleep

Post-Exertional Malaise

Other symptoms may include:

Nervous system problems

Sleep disturbance - insomnia, hypersomnia - often with vivid dreams or nightmares

Severe muscular weakness without muscle wasting

Paralysis or Paresis - weakness or short lived paralysis

Numb or tingling feelings

Twitching muscles

Changes in visual acuity and photophobia-intolerance to light

Changes to hearing - sensitivity to noise

Alteration of taste and smell

Tinnitus - ringing in ears

Disequilibrium - severe dizziness

Feeling 'spaced out' or 'cloudy‘




Emotional lability - mood swings, may be related to fatigue

Other main symptoms may include:


Abdominal pain

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Weight change - usually gain - often 2 to 3 stone gain or loss

Temperature disregulation with cold hands and feet

Low-grade fevers, abnormally hot or cold

Symptoms worsened by extremes of temperature

Night sweats

Heart palpitations

Severe nasal and other allergies

Multiple sensitivities or allergic reactions to medicines, food and other substances

Severe premenstrual syndrome and exacerbation of all symptoms before and during periods in women

Other symptoms may include:


Dryness of mucous membranes eg throat, mouth and eyes

Ulceration of mouth

Uncomfortable or frequent urination

Muscle spasms

Chest pain

Shortness of breath on exertion

Disordered sensation in tongue - difficulty moving tongue

Intolerance of alcohol

Decreased libido and occasional impotence

Personality changes (usually a worsening of a previous mild tendency)

TMJ Syndrome - pain/tenderness on movement of jaw

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - pressure on nerves in hand with pain/tingling

Food cravings - especially carbohydrates

Finger/toe nails and hair stop growing

Hair loss

Slow healing process of cuts/scratches


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