by NAOMI COLEMAN, femail.co.uk:
But now for the first time the report published by the Department of Health, offers fresh hope to people living with ME.
The report says that doctors should recognise ME as a real medical problem and give early diagnosis. A recent survey carried out by the charity Action for ME, found that one-third of sufferers waited 18 months to be diagnosed.
Early diagnosis, claim charities, can help people manage their symptoms and prevent the illness from becoming severe.
It is thought, however, that ME is an inflammatory brain disease. Read more>>