Chronic fatigue syndrome? Disease doctors can’t diagnose? Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME),

Chronic Fatigue. Add it to those other illnesses that Stigma and Shame are associated with, in my case, Traumatic Brain Injury and Bipolar, and you have Chronic Fatigue to add to the list. 20+ years on I am now feeling younger by decades because at long last I am in recovery. Thank you for sharing this. I used to talk about drop dead exhaustions and it went on for years. You can find details, because they may help others on my WordPress site canisgallicus “He who has the reason why can deal with any how… Nietzche

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Chronic fatigue syndrome? Disease doctors can’t diagnose?

Five years ago, TED Fellow Jennifer Brea became progressively ill with myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating illness that severely impairs normal activities and on bad days makes even the rustling of bed sheets unbearable.

Brea describes the obstacles she’s encountered in seeking treatment for her condition, whose root causes and physical effects we don’t fully understand, as well as her mission to document through film the lives of patients that medicine struggles to treat.

Jennifer Brea. Filmmaker. PhD student at Harvard when, one night, she found she couldn’t write her own name. Full bio

 [Jennifer Brea is sound-sensitive.The live audience was asked to applaud ASL-style, in silence.]

0:24 So, five years ago, this was me.I was a PhD student at Harvard,and I loved to travel.I had just gotten engaged to marry the love…

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Life event that changes all: Horse riding accident in Zimbabwe in 1993, a fractured skull et al including bipolar anxiety, chronic fatigue …. co-morbidities (Nietzche 'He who has the reason why can deal with any how' details my health history from 1993 to date). 17th 2017 August operation for breast cancer (no indications just an appointment came from BreastCheck through the Post). Trinity College Dublin Business Economics and Social Studies (but no degree) 1997-2003; UCD 1997/1998 night classes) essays, projects, writings. Trinity Horizon Programme 1997/98 (Centre for Women Studies Trinity College Dublin/St. Patrick's Foundation (Professor McKeon) EU Horizon funded: research study of 15 women (I was one of this group and it became the cornerstone of my journey to now 2017) over 9 mth period diagnosed with depression and their reintegration into society, with special emphasis on work, arts, further education; Notes from time at Trinity Horizon Project 1997/98; Articles written for Irishhealth.com 2003/2004; St Patricks Foundation monthly lecture notes for a specific period in time; Selection of Poetry including poems written by people I know; Quotations 1998-2017; other writings mainly with theme of social justice under the heading Citizen Journalism Ireland. Letters written to friends about life in Zimbabwe; Family history including Michael Comyn KC, my grandfather, my grandmother's family, the O'Donnellan ffrench Blake-Forsters; Moral wrong: An acrimonious divorce but the real injustice was the Catholic Church granting an annulment – you can read it and make your own judgment, I have mine. Topics I have written about include annual Brain Awareness week, Mashonaland Irish Associataion in Zimbabwe, Suicide (a life sentence to those left behind); Nostalgia: Tara Hill, Co. Meath.
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