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Schoolboy, 14, struck down by ME during a football match – yet doctors dismissed his symptoms as him being a ‘lazy teenager’

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Sly Saint, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://inews.co.uk/news/real-life/...-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-me-football-match/
     
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    Says he’s had GET and CBT not critical of them.
     
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    I wish him well and am glad that his health has improved, but there are so many unhelpful things in this article.
     
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    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    the timing is also suspect, but the article links to MEA?
     
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    I know I wonder if this is John Siddles work or if MEAssociation were just asked to comment. If they have placed the story I would have thought they would have done better to find someone more aware of the advocacy issues. Seems more like an AFME type story.
     
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    Snow Leopard Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    These sorts of articles are most often not written for the benefit of people with illnesses/disability, they're written so that able bodied people feel better about themselves...
     
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