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Tonight ITV news covers the story of their journalist who has ME

Countrygirl

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ITV news covers the story of Gary Burgess, a journalist with ME. (includes a short video) to mark the showing of Unrest. on Jersey tonight.

http://www.itv.com/news/channel/2018-02-22/living-with-me-gary-burgess-shares-his-story/

  1. ITV REPORT
  2. 22 February 2018 at 6:03pm
Living with ME: Gary Burgess shares his story

ME, also known as Cronic Fatigue Syndrome, is a condition that causes severe fatigue, chronic pain, as well as a loss in concentration known as "brain fog".

Gary has been signed off from work for 14 months, after being diagnosed last year and describes the illness as like having a "battery that won't charge".

ME can be really hard to explain because you can't see it.

The best way I describe it is, imagine you've got an old mobile phone where the battery won't fully charge. ME is like that.

I start my day with a battery that's barely charged overnight and stuff that shouldn't use much energy really knackers my battery.

– GARY BURGESS, ITV CHANNEL TV JOURNALIST
Since his diagnosis, Gary has set up an online support network called "Zonked Club", which aims to offer support for people with fatigue-linked illnesses.

Last updated Thu 22 Feb 2018