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You Don't Look Sick: 'Having M.E. Is Like You've Ran A Marathon With The Flu And Were Beaten Up Afterwards'

Monday 9 September 2019




Sophie Crowley
Caption: Sophie who suffers from myalgic encephalomyelitis.
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You Don’t Look Sick: ‘Having M.E. is like you’ve ran a marathon with the flu and were beaten up afterwards’

By Laura Abernethy, Assistant lifestyle editor
Sunday 8 September 2019
© 2019 Associated Newspapers Limited.

You Don’t Look Sick is our weekly series looking at what it’s like to live with an invisible illness.

Many people living with a condition that you can’t see face judgement when they use things like disabled bathrooms or parking, like Hayley, who we spoke to last week. She wants people to stop tutting at her for using priority seats.

This week, we’re with Sophie Crowley, 34, from Hertfordshire. She has a number of conditions including asthma, eczema, hayfever, costochondritis, depression and anxiety, but the two that have the biggest impact are myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) and vestibular migraines.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis is also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) a long-term illness which causes extreme tiredness, sleep problems, muscle or joint pain, headaches, problems concentrating, dizziness and generally feeling unwell.

Vestibular migraines cause repeated vertigo but unlike traditional migraines, it does not always cause a headache.


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