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Blamed For Wasting Doctors' Time, Branded Attention-Seekers And Told Their Ailment Doesn't Even Exist

Saturday 25 May 2019

 

From Daily Mail Australia:

 

Jennifer Chittick
Before being struck down by ME, Jennifer Chittick was
out-going, hard-working and excited about her future
as a primary school teacher (pictured at her graduation).
 

Blamed for wasting doctors' time, branded attention-seekers and told their ailment doesn't even exist: Three ME patients reveal the accusations they have endured during their battle with the crippling condition

By Stephen Matthews Health Editor for MailOnline and Sam Blanchard Senior Health Reporter for MailOnline
23 May 2019
© dmg media

  • It's a controversial condition that has been swept under the carpet for decades
  • But myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is physical - and is not made up by patients
  • Millions of lives across the world are being ruined by the unrelenting condition
  • Sufferers are often left house-bound, confined to their beds unable to move far
  • MailOnline has spoken to three long-standing sufferers about their daily ordeals

It's a controversial condition that has been swept under the carpet for decades amid claims that it is merely psychological.

Instead, the now-proven truth is myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is physical - and not just made up by mentally-ill patients.

Millions of lives around the world are being destroyed by the unrelenting condition, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

Sufferers are often left house-bound, confined to their beds, reliant on feeding tubes and even needing help to get them in the shower.

But, despite evidence proving it is real coming to the forefront, ME remains incurable and dozens of people wrongly think it is just 'laziness'.

In the hope of ending ignorance surrounding the crippling ailment, MailOnline has heard from three long-standing sufferers.

Heartbreakingly, they revealed how doctors have blamed them for wasting their time, branded them attention-seekers and told their condition doesn't exist.

 

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