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Kirsty Young to take time out from Desert Island Discs [due to fibromyalgia]

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia and Connective Tissue Disorders' started by Andy, Aug 30, 2018.

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  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45353719
     
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    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    "I'm suffering from a form of fibromyalgia."

    'a form of' ?
     
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    Her name is trending on Twitter
     
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    She's a national treasure - everyone loves her on DIDs. Hope she's ok. Glad she named fibromylagia and not just 'health issues' - all helps to increase awareness.

    There was also a cyclist in the news yesterday who has been forced to stop and rest after contracting epstein barr virus.. I can't find the link now though. Anyone see it?
     
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    My first diagnosis was ‘ME type illness’ until i was upgraded later.
     
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    On the news yesterday they said she was taking time off to, "get treatment for her illness".

    Nice and straightforward then. I wonder which snake oil practitioner may have got hold of her!
     
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    She might get referred to the nearest IAPT clinic, as Fibromyalgia is on the MUS list. Wonder if/when the BBC will dare to expose what is going on re: MUS(?)
     
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    I think it varies depending on what you are looking at, but chronic pain, including fibromyalgia has by turns been described as MUS or as a LTC in IAPT materials. For LTCs there should be a co-morbid depression or anxiety (not required for MUS), but I can't speak to the realities of what patients are actually being referred. I think chronic pain, to include fibromyalgia, is being categorised for national reporting purposes as an LTC. Happy to be corrected.
     
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    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/...ring-break-from-desert-island-discs-2pkjdbfbn

    This article by Sarah Baxter is on the leader page of the Times today, not as a leading article but as an opinion piece sharing the page with Dominic Lawson. It will get a huge readership. I am so horrified by the waffle and innuendo I am incoherent. She even brings in Florence Nightingale whose illness was attributed - “”almost certainly wrongly- to syphilis.”

    It is appalling journalism, just illinformed gossip. I think it needs a response preferably one based clearly in science. Can anyone do this? @Jonathan Edwards.
     
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    Thank you @Trish. Had just been following this thread. Glad to see it has been picked up. I do think it needs a response.
     
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    Akin to "a form of arthritis" or a form of "mental illness" or a form or forum of fungus, perhaps?
     
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    No, (yank here). Reminds me of the actor Morgan Freeman who was diagnosed with fibro but refuses to do any publicity for the cause. Afraid he won't get more work.
     

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