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Suffering In Silence: Residents Struggle With Mysterious, Overlooked Chronic Illness

Wednesday 16 October 2019

 

From US newspaper the Leader-Telegram (via newswires):

 

Woman
 

Suffering in Silence: Residents struggle with mysterious, overlooked chronic illness

Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, WI)
October 13, 2019
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Oct. 13--MENOMONIE -- Deborah Smith's life revolves around her family. Spending the past 19 years in Menomonie, the outgoing Smith home-schooled her children, encouraged their interests and helped them become involved at their local church.

For the past several years, though, Smith has taken a less active role in her family members' lives due to a draining, mysterious biological disease. Smith suffers from myalgic encephalomyelitis chronic fatigue syndrome, an illness without a known cause or cure.

She has a debilitating form of ME/CFS that makes it nearly impossible to speak and confines Smith to her bed. She cannot stand on her own and has not left home in more than two years.

Smith, a 52-year-old married mother of four, is not alone. According to a 2015 report from the Institute of Medicine -- now called the National Academy of Medicine -- an estimated 836,000 to 2.5 million Americans suffer from ME/CFS.

The World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have acknowledged the illness for decades, but patients like Smith have often felt ignored by the medical community.

 

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