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  1. frozenborderline

    [Indie Band] Belle and Sebastian Frontman: "Living with ME makes me feel like a non person "

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/myalgic-encephalomyelitis-scottish-parliament-scotland-msps-holyrood-b2177301.html He's also an OMF ambassador. He's one of one of most prominent famous people with our illness. Albeit more mild than a lot of us bedridden folks. But apparently early on he...
  2. C

    Poll: Has anyone lost their ability to enjoy music

    One of the first things I noticed when I was getting sick is that I don't enjoy listening to music as much as I did back when I was healthy. Music was actually one of the most important parts of my life. I liked playing DJ sets and worked on music production. Trance was the genre I enjoyed most...
  3. Jody

    Why Is Music So Hard for People With ME/CFS?

    Why Is Music So Hard for People With ME/CFS? by Jody Smith Oh, how I love music! This magic can lift our spirits and calm our weary minds. Maybe it can even help us heal. Goodness knows, we who live with ME/CFS need these things. We're probably not getting much of this elsewhere. So if music...