Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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(Auf Deutsch) German language blog on PACE Trial (Oct 31)

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Dolphin, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    Thanks. That is a brilliant, and important, article.

    My rough translation of the final paragraph:

    The big problem in Germany is that CFS is classified in social service guidelines as a mental illness / depression, I know quite a few people who have been unable to continue working with CFS, but before they could get a disability pension they were forced to undergo GET, which made their health a lot worse, and then had to accept a diagnosis of depression to get the money they needed. And even that takes three rounds in court. I'll be spreading that article over here.
     
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    Good article. Basically points out all the flaws of the PACE trial. Great to see this story being told in different languages. I loved the beginning (liberal translation to English)
    Author is a fellow patient (severe). She's on twitter: https://twitter.com/XIxMelaniexIX
     
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    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    Sent link to this article and link to petition to Fatigatio, the German CFS organisation, suggesting they distribute both to all members. See if anything happens.
     
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