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Two good pieces on ME

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by JohntheJack, Oct 16, 2017.

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    I've only read the second article "exercise in normalising" so far, but it's excellent (Dariusz Galasiński is a linguist/author).

    The initial period of testing with no results after I fell ill is still kind of a "trauma" (using the term as a layperson, apologies to people with real trauma) for me. He put it into words very well.
    Unfortunately I bought into the "you're mad" story - and he's right, there are only these two options (I guess the younger you are (and depending on family support), the more at risk you are to swallow the mad-story).
     
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    Both excellent pieces and yes, the second one certainly rang bells with me. I recall the first consultant I saw telling me he couldn't see anything wrong with me.... he thought I was 'just a bit depressed and had had too much responsibility..' Silly girl - get back in the kitchen where you belong..... (I was then in legal practice..) Blimey I thought... I didn't know mild depression could give you night sweats, render you incapable of staggering round the supermarket, give you blinding migraines etc etc..............
     
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