Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), also referred to as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is a long-term illness with a wide range of symptoms. The most common symptom is extreme tiredness. There isn't a specific test for CFS/ME, so it's diagnosed based on your symptoms and by ruling out other conditions that could be causing your symptoms.
We provide assessment and treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) for patients aged 16 and over, who are registered with a Portsmouth City GP. Our team is made up of an occupational therapist, a physiotherapist and a psychologist, who are specialists in working with CFS/ME.
How has the Coronavirus outbreak affected my appointment? The MSK service is currently undertaking both telephone and face to face consultations with patients depending on clinical need.
I am on your waiting list. How do I find out how long I have to wait? We are managing patients in order of priority. If you have any concerns regarding your waiting time please contact the relevant service on the above numbers.
*COVID-19 UPDATE for attending face to face appointments*
- Face to face appointments must be attended alone if possible.
- Please wait until your appointment to enter the department
- A face covering must be worn at all time while in the department
- Staff will be wearing all appropriate PPE during your face to face appointment
Can I still contact the service? Yes – For Chronic Fatigue Service enquiries please call the number below
Portsmouth Pain & CFS
0300 123 6669