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Mysterious Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Shuts Down Young Adults' Lives

Sunday 25 February 2018


From US news outlet India Abroad:


Arpita Sheth
Arpita Sheth of Parsippany, N.J., was 30 when she was
diagnosed with ME/CFS. The disease strikes people during
the prime of their life, leaving as many as 75 percent
of them unable to work and 25 percent bedridden.

Mysterious Chronic Fatigue Syndrome shuts down young adults’ lives

By Viji Sundaram
February 23, 2018
© Copyright 2018, 1501 Broadway #12040 New York, NY

SAN FRANCISCO — Arpita Sheth stops short of calling herself a one-time party animal, but she has no hesitation in saying she was a “serious, serious party-goer” who had led an active social life.

She would hike 6 to 7 miles a day every week and swim three times a week. She would often drive herself to New York City from her parents’ home in Parsippany, New Jersey, for a night out with friends.

Life was good professionally as well — she was a successful freelance graphic designer putting to good use the skills she had learned as a commercial artist in her native India and as a graphic designer in the County College of Morris in Randolph, New Jersey. She, her sister and their parents had migrated to the U.S. in 1998 and settled in New Jersey. Sheth was 19 then.

But at the end of 2009, when she was 30, Sheth’s life came to a grinding halt. She was overcome by intense fatigue — “of a kind I’d never experienced in my life” — accompanied by muscle weakness throughout her body that made carrying even “an empty glass too heavy for me,” she said.


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