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Article: 7 Signs Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome That People Never Notice In Time

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Webdog, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. Webdog

    Webdog Up to 91% remain undiagnosed

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    7 Signs Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome That People Never Notice In Time
    Rebecca Endicott (https://www.littlethings.com/author/rebecca/)
    https://www.littlethings.com/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-symptoms/


    Like many articles, there's some good information and a oversized quantity of misinformation. Some statements, like the disease prevalence, should have been verified and indicate a lack of fact checking on the part of the author.

    But what struck me most is the very odd "treatments" section. It seems the author truly believes CFS is more discomfort than disease, and can be managed by a couple aspirin, lifestyle changes, exercise, and a nice relaxing spa treatment. :(
     
  2. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Rebel without a biscuit

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    Well, one could argue as we do here sometimes that it's better to simply divorce ME completely from chronic fatigue so that the article is not even talking about our disease (not even remotely) but about burn out, overtraining etc. the natural home of chronic fatigue.

    If this is meant to be about ME than I would have to say it's pretty clueless. We experience inflammation but without swelling. And there are more remedies for inflammation than only NSAID's.

    It sounds like it was cobbled together from a number of antiquated and dubious sources (so as to not plagerise word for word from one source). I expect there is no ill intent just no knowledge.

    ETA: Also, if you go to the 'About Us' section of Little Things their byline is:
    We believe in the Power of Positivity :rolleyes:

    I'm now going to go look for a website that is about looking into developing a vaccine against magical thinking. I doubt I'll have much luck. ;)
     
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  3. Webdog

    Webdog Up to 91% remain undiagnosed

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    Like much of mainstream media, this article does randomly switch back and forth between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue, and CFS (apparently using the terms synonymously). But the headline and the first part of the article are about "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome".

    It also was written in the United States, where CFS and ME are essentially synonymous.
     
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  4. Alvin2

    Alvin2 Senior Member

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    All five are bogus, unless they are not actually talking about ME/CFS [facepalm]
     
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  5. Forbin

    Forbin Senior Member

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    This is interesting advice. I didn't even know that you could get over-the-counter inflammatories. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Alvin2

    Alvin2 Senior Member

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    you can buy almost anything from an online harmacy :lol:
    [​IMG]
     
  7. trishrhymes

    trishrhymes Senior Member

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    You can give feedback to the site. I've just done so. I encourage others to do so too.
     
  8. Valentijn

    Valentijn The Diabolic Logic

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    Especially amusing, since "CVS" is the Dutch abbreviation for CFS :D
     
  9. Manganus

    Manganus Senior Member

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    This is bad - really bad - but not worse than much else.


    This kind of web sites are a general problem.
    They publish lots of low quality material.
    God knows why, but for sure it's not for any good reason.
     
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  10. Alvin2

    Alvin2 Senior Member

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    That is extremely hilarious! :redface: :lol: :woot:
    It was not intentional i just know that image since it was used on the Consumerist, but its an amazing coincidence :thumbsup:
     
  11. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    "Little Things" appears to be a content farm:

    Their sole function is to make a profit by selling advertising. Usually advertising that is pertinent to the story is placed on the page. I unblocked my ad blocker and an advertisement for an Ulcerative Colitis remedy came up the first time. My second visit had an ad about an entertainment venue in my city.

    Usually the only standard is that the content has to be original, i.e. not plagiarized, with the one exception being short quotes from stated sources such as
    Writers can paraphrase and just be sure that their content passes a plagiarism checker.

    Wikipedia:
     
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    Basilico Florida

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    How do you give feedback? I went to the site and scrolled down, but couldn't find anywhere to leave comments. Is it "contact us"?
     
  13. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    Email: rebecca@littlethings.com
     
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  14. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    I much prefer articles written by grumpy people.
     
  15. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Rebel without a biscuit

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    Yes, the positivity chill out crowd take themselves too seriously. ;)
     
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  16. Alvin2

    Alvin2 Senior Member

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    [​IMG]
    Grumpy cat agrees
     
  17. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois Prairie ❀❤✿Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ✿❤❀

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    Never mind fact-checking. They didn't even make it to proof-reading. :rolleyes:
     
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