This study of M.E., the mysterious illness which is thought to affect at least 150,000 people in the UK and many other parts of the world, has been approved by the M.E. Action Campaign. Having talked to patients, key doctors and alternative practitioners who specialize in treating M.E. and having scrutinized over 250 questionaires sent by sufferers to the M.E. Action Campaign, the authors of this book discuss theories as to its cause, probe the allergy and candida connection, tell why exercise and alcohol make it worse and examine many different therapies used in its treatment: colonics, homeopathy, acupuncture, nutrition, meditation, massage, anti-depressants and E.P.D. The authors also explain how to cope with all aspects of M.E. and examine its effect on employment, marriage, sleep, sex, relationships. The book concludes with case histories of sufferers who have made a remarkable recovery. Mike Franklin is himself an M.E. sufferer.