ME talk in Carrick

The Irish ME/CFS Association is pleased to announce that a leading international ME Expert, Dr Ros Vallings, will give a talk on ME during ME Awareness Month: in The Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday, May 23 at 8pm.

The Irish ME/CFS Association is pleased to announce that a leading international ME Expert, Dr Ros Vallings, will give a talk on ME during ME Awareness Month: in The Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Thursday, May 23 at 8pm.

The talk is entitled, “Mylagic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Symptoms Diagnosis and Management”. Following the talk, there will be a questions-and-answers session.

Dr Vallings (MNZM, MB BS), has conducted a medical practice specialising in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis for over 30 years. In January 2008, she was awarded the Membership of the NZ Order of Merit for services to ME. Patients are referred to her clinic from all over New Zealand.

Dr Vallings regularly presents papers at international ME conferences, is a board member and also the secretary of the International Association for ME/CFS (IACFS/ME) (for professionals and researchers with an interest in the condition).

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 mental exertion), muscle and joint pains, sore throats, swollen glands, disturbed sleep, impaired concentration & memory, dizziness 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.

Admission: €5 (on the door).