Are you in debt?
If you have ME / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia, the chances are you are unable to hold down a job and may even have had difficulties getting benefits. Even if you do get benefits, you may be struggling with your debt repayments. Being in debt is a major cause of worry and stress and can contribute to depression too.
Depression and stress can make the severity of your ME / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia worse, and so trying to tackle your debt head-on can be immensely helpful to both your health and your pocket. Here are a few sentences from a great article by Martin Lewis called ‘Where To Start With Problem Debts?’:
"Unfortunately when debt goes bad, it isn’t just a financial problem. It can take over your life. The earlier problem debts are handled, the less likely they’ll turn into a crisis. The nature of borrowing means interest compounds over time and if it isn’t dealt with it will spiral you into trouble. The aim here is to provide a step-by-step path through the mists." — Martin Lewis, ‘Where To Start With Problem Debts?’ —