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"Tegan Martin reveals how she works out with chronic fatigue"

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Aurator, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. Aurator

    Aurator Senior Member

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    The title pretty much tells us what we're dealing with in this latest irresponsible offering from the rag we all love to hate.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...-Martin-reveals-workouts-chronic-fatigue.html

    "'if I do a 60 minute high intensity workout, I'm exhausted all day."'

    'She said she also likes hot yoga and to go for walks outside and likes to do a day of weight training.'

    'Tegan revealed her battle with chronic fatigue and anxiety, while competing on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!'


    The inevitable comments follow:

    "Ahhh, these 20-somethings with chronic fatigue. I wonder whether they will look back in embarrassment when they have three children, a full time job, bills to pay, and are REALLY tired?"

    "Try being a 18 hr shift trauma nurse in an emergency ward".
     
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  2. HowToEscape?

    HowToEscape? Senior Member

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    Hm. Perhaps there's a patient and Personna pool ( that was spellcheck's version of personable : .) representative of us folks can contact her and gently advised that chronic fatigue is not the phrase to use?

    It was an amazingly bad choice of descriptor for us, but until we can all rally around a replacement and get it to stick these semantic weasel words keeps springing up.
     
  3. Dechi

    Dechi Senior Member

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    I haven't read the article, but if she's talking about chronic fatigue, I don't see what other words she could use. Chronic fatigue does exist. You can be chronically fatigued from having a hectic life and not resting enough. It's not an illness or a medical condition. It happens to many, many people.

    It's unfortunate that ME is still called " chronic fatigue syndrome " and there is a big controversy about it, but we don't have the ownership of the words " chronic fatigue " and in fact, we're trying to distance ourselves from it.

    As far as I am concerned, she can say she's chronicallt fatigued as much as she wants. I have ME, it doesn't tickle me.
     
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  4. Aurator

    Aurator Senior Member

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    That's fine fighting talk. Whether most readers will make the distinction is another matter. I think we know the answer.
    Except that the article explicitly refers to it as a "condition".
     
  5. Dechi

    Dechi Senior Member

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    I read the article and I don't think people who read this kind of crap news even know there is a disease called " chronic fatigue syndrome "... Seriously, who reads these kind of magazines ?
     
  6. HowToEscape?

    HowToEscape? Senior Member

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    Hm. Perhaps there's a patient and Personna pool ( that was spellcheck's version of personable : .) representative of us folks can contact her and gently advised that chronic fatigue is not the phrase to use?

    It was an amazingly bad choice of descriptor for us, but until we can all rally around a replacement and get it to stick these semantic weasel words keeps springing up.
     
  7. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Rebel without a biscuit

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    While it may not completely be an accurately descripor for this disease ME is the reasonable choice until the disease is more fully understood.
    It has the advantage of disassociating from the chronic fatigue group which in my view is really needed, since there are real consequences for some people when all around them think they have CF and ME is the same thing.
     
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  8. slysaint

    slysaint Senior Member

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    sadly "
    NRS readership figures: Daily Mail/Mail Online grows UK monthly audience to 29m"
     
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  9. Dechi

    Dechi Senior Member

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    Lol, I guess lot of people !
     
  10. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Senior Member

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    If she is working out for an hour at a time, we can safely assume that she doesn't have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
     
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  11. NelliePledge

    NelliePledge plodder

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    I hate the daily mail
     
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  12. adreno

    adreno PR activist

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    Absolute trash. Both the paper and the article.
     
  13. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

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    Sounds like it might have been a metabolic burn out, due to her admitted (albeit vague) unhealthy eating to stay skinny for the pageants. Fatigue, hypotension, insomnia, and dizziness are symptoms of anorexia, so certainly could get misdiagnosed as CF or CFS by an incompetent doctor.

    And she has an obvious need to be in front of the cameras, so I expect we'll continue to hear about her "chronic fatigue" until she finds something else to get attention for again.

    I'm actually pleased that it's only referred to as chronic fatigue in the article. Most readers won't understand the difference between CF and CFS, but at least the site isn't contributing that confusion with this article. Maybe they're starting to learn.
     
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  14. HowToEscape?

    HowToEscape? Senior Member

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    Well, some of us have had periods of remission where up to +/- an hour's work out was possible. The underlying disease was still there, and when it relapses the same people can't stand up in one spot for 3 minutes.
    This is the disease where nothing makes sense by "commonsense" standards

    I agree that this Daily Fail article is trash
     
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  15. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    So Tegan, now a chronic fatigue expert because she's had it, has diagnosed Nia, who agrees with her. If they have any other friends I reckon they'll all have diagnosed each other with it before long. They'll be able to swap tips about how to best manage it on their way to the gym together.

    Anyway I found the article very helpful, and have decided to be a little more careful with my exercise regime as well. I'll also be phoning my agent to set up a photo shoot and a piece in any magazine that'll have it.
     

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