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Hello! And thanks for popping in.

If you’re feeling frazzled, drained, zonked or burned out right now, you’ve probably come to the right place.

Zonked Club is for people living with conditions whose symptoms include fatigue. For me that’s ME, but for you it may be something else. If you’re looking for a specialist ME/CFS site, the ME Association is an excellent starting point for deeper and more specialist content.

Much of the advice, tips and information you’ll find here is actually useful for most people who are feeling life getting on top of them.

In simple terms, Zonked Club is divided into three sections.

Check out our Daily Dose posts. Each short-read covers a single topic, from pacing to pain, working to worry. They’re designed to take just a few minutes to read so you don’t get even more tired out!

Then there’s Gary’s Blog. These are personal posts written by Gary Burgess who started Zonked Club after his life came to a crashing halt at the start of 2017. It resulted in him stopping work, undergoing dozens and dozens of medical tests, and learning from scratch how to live with his new life-changing circumstances.

And our third part is all about you. We’d love you to share your own experiences. Whether that’s your ME or CFS story, your tips for managing fatigue, or something completely different. It could be a sentence, a paragraph or something longer. That’s entirely down to you. From time to time, Gary will feature your experiences in his blogs.

And that’s about it.

We often get asked for a good explainer of what ME is. A good one we’ve found is this from Action For ME which is pretty comprehensive.

There’s also this Daily Dose for friends and family which might be helpful.

And finally if there’s anything that you feel is missing from this site, just let us know!

Please note all the advice offered on this site is based on my own personal experience and the things I’ve learned. What works for me may not work for you. What works for me may not be right by you. And remember I’m NOT a specialist, I’m a ‘patient’ who’s trying to become my own specialist of what I have. There, that’s the small print out of the way!