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Independent (Ireland), 'It felt like I had a bad virus and a hangover', March 2019, LP in the news again

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Sly Saint, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Not a recommendation.

    Article in the Independent.ie (Ireland).............
    Although you think they would have checked the spelling

    "When researching alternate treatments for CFS, McTiernan came across The Lightening Process."

    https://www.independent.ie/regional...-had-a-bad-virus-and-a-hangover-37906905.html
     
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  2. Trish

    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    It's not the UK newspaper the Independent, it seems to be a regional Irish paper, I think. Maybe amend title?
     
  3. InitialConditions

    InitialConditions Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    First that's an awfully written article with mistakes and repetition of full paragraphs.

    Looks like he is now an LP practitioner in Canada: https://thrivingtherapies.com/ https://lightningprocess.com/canada/jason-mctiernan/

    I honestly don't know what to make of these stories. It frustrates me not knowing what aspects of these stories are real, if that makes any sense. There are many LP success stories on the web. What exactly is going on. Is it working for some people? Do these people not have ME? Are they all in cahoots with each other?!
     
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  4. TiredSam

    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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    I think you've answered your own question:
    It's advertising dressed up as a news story. Sales blurb. First thing I do with these articles is look for what they're selling, and there's always something there - someone setting themselves up as a therapist, life coach, burlesque dancer etc etc trying to generate some free publicity with a good back-story at the start of their new venture.
     
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  5. DokaGirl

    DokaGirl Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    @TiredSam

    I don't think burlesque dancers deserve that stigma. :):):)
     
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    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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    You think I'm making this shit up?

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/couldnt-out-bed-eight-months-6438056

    And here's a former "party girl and burlesque dancer with ME"

    https://www.laura-moore.co.uk/laura-bennett-founder-of-mama-massive/

    And here's someone with a modelling career and ME:

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowb...e-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-teenage-years.html

    Here's a kickboxer with ME:

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/5810342/ruqsana-begum-boxing-kickboxing-hollywood/

    etc etc
     
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  7. DokaGirl

    DokaGirl Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Ah............well, actually, I was just trying to be funny........comparing burlesque dancers to therapists and life coaches, and implying these last 2 deserve stigma, but not burlesque dancers.

    Given our community's problems with therapists and similar ilk.

    Guess, my joke didn't go well, eh?


    If I understand these articles (PEM today - so not doing great), but if I understand what I've read of these articles, they promote different types of exercise or lifestyle changes as cures for ME. Or things like keeping your hair looking good to give your mental health a boost, and hence a cure for ME etc., etc.

    I call the hair style fix up, the 1950s cure for ME - two people have told me that's what I need to do.

    I haven't seen these misleading articles before - being a Canadian in Canada, but I've seen some like it - one about a young woman with ME, bedridden in a darkened room for years, now fully cured after some lame "treatment".

    Thank you for these links.

    :thumbup:
     
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  8. TiredSam

    TiredSam Moderator Staff Member

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    It was fine, I just felt like barking. Don't mind me :)
     
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  9. DokaGirl

    DokaGirl Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    :)
     
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