ME and Fibromyalgia research

Besi Besemar September 18, 2017

The Sussex ME Society is helping to recruit subjects to take part in an important research study to be carried out in Sussex. The study will seek to understand mechanisms of chronic pain and fatigue.

Researcher are looking for people aged 18 to 65 who have a firm diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME or Fibromyalgia to take part in research which seeks to understand the biological and physical mechanisms of chronic pain and fatigue.

This will involve routine medical procedures, including brain scans, heart rate and blood pressure measurement, questionnaires and blood tests. This project is a collaboration between the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust & Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS).

Colin Barton of the Sussex charity, said: We are pleased to be able to assist in this important research that was first outlined at our 2016 Brighton conference that was attended by doctors and scientists with an interest in these disabling illnesses.

ME or Chronic fatigue syndrome that can sometimes follow a viral infection or trauma is thought to affect around 5,000 people across the county including a good number of folk in the LGBT+ communities many of whom are housebound and in need of care.

Those interested in volunteering for the research should contact the Sussex ME Society on 01273 674828.