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BBC Radio 2 Jeremy Vine Glandular Fever / M.E. discussion

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS news' started by InitialConditions, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. InitialConditions

    InitialConditions Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0008ps8

    From today's show.

    At 1:10:00 onwards there is a discussion on glandular fever that soon touches on M.E. The discussion is actually quite good - the expert (Dr Sarah Jarvis) describes the risk of glandular fever developing into M.E. and describes M.E. as a profound exhaustion that doesn't get better with rest but can get worse with doing too much.
     
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    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Listened to this. did a 'quick' transcript
    quite a difference to the usual message....... push through...GET
     
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    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    MEMarge Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks for doing a transcript so speedily again @Sly Saint. There was mor Q and A with Sarah J after the song. Nearly all v good.
     
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    Wits_End Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Although of course it's the fatigue which isn't substantially alleviated by rest, rather than the ME itself, which is rather what their phrasing suggests ...
     
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    Snowdrop Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I've taken to calling it exhaustion. I'm exhausted all the time. It never changes. But depending on any number of things I may be more or less tired as well.

    And of course you're right. The ME is the ME. It doesn't respond to anything except perhaps briefly and then back to usual.
     
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  7. janice

    janice Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I was pleased to hear this discussion.
    However I was concerned that the issue of EBV being a latent virus seemed to be avoided. That some of her oversimplifications might not have been that helpful?
     

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