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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is Finally Looking Close To Having A Test And Treatment

Thursday 5 October 2017

 

From New Zealand's Noted:

 

Dr Rosamund Vallings
Dr Rosamund Vallings
 

Chronic fatigue syndrome is finally looking close to having a test and treatment

By Ruth Nichol
1 October 2017

The good news for chronic fatigue sufferers is that a number of promising drug trials are under way.

More than 50 years after she first encountered what’s now known as chronic fatigue syndrome, or myalgic encephalopathy (CFS/ME), Howick GP Rosamund Vallings is confident we’ll soon have a laboratory test to diagnose the illness – and drugs to treat it.

“I’m full of hope,” says Vallings, who has worked with more than 3000 people with CFS/ME. “When you compare what we’re hearing about now with what was happening five years ago, we’ve made tremendous strides.”

Vallings is an expert on the illness, which is thought to affect up to 20,000 New Zealanders – some so severely they are completely bedridden and need 24-hour care. She has attended dozens of international conferences on CFS/ME and recently published her third book on the subject, The Pocket Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, to help GPs and patients diagnose and manage the illness.

 

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