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ME Sufferers Seek Help To Defeat Burden Of Chronic Fatigue

Monday 8 May 2017


From Scottish newspaper The Scotsman:


Emma Shorter
Emma Shorter is demanding action on ME.
(Photograph: Ian Georgeson)

ME sufferers seek help to defeat burden of chronic fatigue

By Kevan Christie
May 6, 2017
© 2017 Johnston Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

A student who was struck down with ME has spoken of her ordeal ahead of a worldwide protest to raise awareness of the condition.

Emma Shorter was in her first year at St Andrews University when she was hit by the illness also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

It happened four years ago and has left the formerly fit and active young woman virtually housebound and having to use a wheelchair and a mobility scooter.

She has seen more than 20 doctors but says they did not understand the condition.

Shorter, 23, was speaking ahead of the Millions Missing protests being held in 13 cities across the world, including Edinburgh, where demonstrators will gather outside the Scottish Parliament on Friday. There are 21,000 Scots who have been diagnosed with ME.


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