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Vogue: We are now glamorous in 'CFS: The Invisible illness affecting millions of women.

Countrygirl

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Our street cred is being ramped up by Vogue.

How about this for an image of us reclining on our beds? :redface:

We are now glamorous models instead of dowdy yawning typists. :wide-eyed::p


Sorry chaps! :angel: your day will come.

Health warning: avoid the last section which informs its readers how to cure the disease. :rolleyes::rofl:



https://www.vogue.in/content/chroni..._content=5DA382DE-5761-1C18-03E6-23E4DCD072C8





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Parizaad Khan Sethi | November 13, 2017
    • A little-known condition seems to be taking a catastrophic toll on millions and most of them are women, even as the medical fraternity debates whether it exists or not. It’s time to talk about chronic fatigue syndrome.

      By the time Nima Mehta (name changed) was 15, she had the skill, drive and dream to carve out a career as a classical musician. Mehta, who lived in London at the time, attended a specialist music school. Apart from regular schoolwork, her days consisted of six hours of violin practice, and she loved every second of it. Till one day when she couldn’t play any longer. During a routine violin practice, Mehta’s torso was suddenly wracked with immense pain. By the next day, the pain had spread to her entire body. She felt extreme exhaustion and couldn’t get out of bed. Her doctor assured her it would go away, but from that point on she couldn’t get up.

      Several blood tests, a neurologist and a rheumatologist later, nothing changed. Mehta was in bed for six weeks straight, unable to hold even a mug. In the end, one doctor gave her the number of a psychiatrist, while another told her it was in her head. “That was so disappointing. It was very true and real, I wasn’t making it up.” Mehta was forced by her mother to take short walks, and she started acupuncture, both of which helped. At school, she was assigned a teacher who focused on remedial education. Rigorous practice sessions were a thing of the past, and Mehta thought her dream of becoming a violinist had come to an abrupt end. She was finally diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) at a clinic that specialised in it, but was prescribed cognitive behaviour therapy, a psychotherapy treatment.
 

Forbin

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As a male, I feel slighted, and the site wants my Facebook info to look at the article, all set with that!

I'm using Chrome and I've found that if I click on the "X" (STOP) button on the menu bar after an article comes up - but before the sign-in pop-up shows up - then (usually) the pop-up never appears and you can read the article. This may only be possible because my internet connection is slow slow that there is a momentary interval between when the article appear and when the sign-in pop-up appears. It may also be necessary to clear your history first, because that will force the whole page to re-load (hopefully slowly).

I hope that made sense! :)
 
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Molly98

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Do we all need to be exposing our left breasts from now on?

I may try this new ME / CFS pose next time I visit my docs, see if it helps to get his attention and treatment. Not sure it will have quite the appeal nor be quite so glamorous from a middle age woman with a belly roll..... or two, in joggers and old cardigan and unwashed and unkempt hair.
 

Countrygirl

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Do we all need to be exposing our left breasts from now on?

I may try this new ME / CFS pose next time I visit my docs, see if it helps to get his attention and treatment. Not sure it will have quite the appeal nor be quite so glamorous from a middle age woman with a belly roll..... or two, in joggers and old cardigan and unwashed and unkempt hair.

As long as you expose just the left breast @Molly98 , he won't look anywhere else.

Maybe this could be the ME community's new symbol? It would really grab the public imagination. Whenever we are on a public demo, or interviewed let the left one hang out. It would get us quite a bit of attention., especially at the Millions Missing events. Mind you, we older ladies should probably leave it to our younger sisters for maximum effect. We don't want to frighten the audience.
 

KME

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Maybe she was putting her top on and got exhausted half way through?

Yes, probably because she wasted valuable energy putting those four bangles on her left upper arm after her 12 hour working day! She's forgetting the basic rule of pacing, bra before bangles. Rookie mistake :rolleyes:.

Do we all need to be exposing our left breasts from now on?

Maybe it’s because her Perrin’s point is so sore??! (I am not endorsing what follows, just making the link as it’s pretty hilarious that this model should be exposing her left breast given another Phoenix Rising conversation today on Perrin's claim that we have left breast tenderness and that this can be used as a diagnostic criterion:

“Participant lying supine: abnormal breast tenderness at the "Perrin’s point", which is a superficial tender area found at around 2–3 cm lateral and superior to the left nipple” http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?threads/perrin-claims-86-success-rate-diagnosing-me-cfs.56137/

Again, I am not endorsing the above theory/technique, just joining in on the fun.

Thanks for giving me a laugh!
 

Molly98

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Yes, probably because she wasted valuable energy putting those four bangles on her left upper arm after her 12 hour working day! She's forgetting the basic rule of pacing, bra before bangles. Rookie mistake :rolleyes:.



Maybe it’s because her Perrin’s point is so sore??! (I am not endorsing what follows, just making the link as it’s pretty hilarious that this model should be exposing her left breast given another Phoenix Rising conversation today on Perrin's claim that we have left breast tenderness and that this can be used as a diagnostic criterion:

“Participant lying supine: abnormal breast tenderness at the "Perrin’s point", which is a superficial tender area found at around 2–3 cm lateral and superior to the left nipple” http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?threads/perrin-claims-86-success-rate-diagnosing-me-cfs.56137/

Again, I am not endorsing the above theory/technique, just joining in on the fun.

Thanks for giving me a laugh!

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Yes @KME I also thought the Perrin research release was timed to perfection to coincide with the Vogue article with the whole left breast and nipple thingy, surely it can't just be a coincidence? perhaps he has a wife or daughter on the editorial board at Vogue :)