"Thank you, thank you, thank you for your report headlined "Has science found the cause of ME?" (9 October). This is the news that thousands of ME sufferers and their families have been awaiting for so long.
I was trying to summon up the energy to make some breakfast when my eye caught the headline, and I felt hope, almost euphoria.
After 17 years of ME, with its attendant stripping away of what we could call a normal life, I hope this research will lead to a cure, or at least maybe the cynics, sceptics, and downright hostile, not least of these the medical profession, will start to treat sufferers seriously. Graded exercise therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy need to be re-evaluated.
How good it was, also, to read an enlightened editorial on the subject of ME, which said it like it is."
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk