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The Irish ME/CFS Association is delighted to announce that US ME Expert, Dr Derek Enlander, has agreed to speak in Dublin.I'll certainly be there. Suffering badly at the moment.
Title of talk: "Current treatment of ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome".
Venue: Mount Herbert Hotel, Herbert Road, Dublin 4
Time and date: 7.45pm, Thursday June 18
Admission: €5. All are welcome.
Dr Enlander grew up in Northern Ireland and studied medicine in Dublin in the 1960s before obtaining a fellowship to Stanford University; he has lived and worked in the US ever since.
Dr Enlander’s practice in New York is devoted to ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia. He has co-authored numerous research papers on the illness and is principal investigator of a US$900,000 study investigating the use of hyperbaric oxygen in ME/CFS.
Around 12,000 people in Ireland are thought to suffer from ME, now often diagnosed under the name Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The exact cause of ME/CFS remains unknown, but most patients experience a flu-like illness before the onset of ME/CFS.
Patients experience symptoms such as sore throats, concentration problems, sleep problems, muscle pain, and flu-like weakness and exhaustion especially after activity. There is no known cure at the moment, though some sufferers do improve over time.
Further details and a free information pack can be obtained from the Irish ME/CFS Association, PO Box 3075, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-235 0965