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'My Body Doesn't Recover': Chronic Fatigue Sufferer Calls For Greater Research

Monday 22 May 2017


From Australian newspaper The Canberra Times:


Sasha Nimmo
Sasha Nimmo suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome,
which has caused her to become housebound.
(Photo: Dion Georgopoulos)

'My body doesn't recover': Chronic fatigue sufferer calls for greater research

By Andrew Brown
May 20, 2017
Copyright © 2017 Fairfax Media

Sasha Nimmo used to live an active lifestyle.

In addition to full time work, Mrs Nimmo would regularly walk her dog, take yoga and ballet lessons and was in the middle of planning an overseas holiday.

That all changed in 2012, when the Oxley resident was struck down with what she thought was just a virus.

After she failed to get better after months of being unwell, she was eventually diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).

"The doctor told me that I would be better within a year to 18 months. Obviously, that didn't happen," she said.

The condition often leaves Mrs Nimmo physically incapable of carrying out some of some of the most basic of tasks.


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