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ME Could Be Diagnosed And Treated Faster Thanks To Technique That Helped Girl Too Exhausted To Speak

Wednesday 15 November 2017


From The Huffington Post UK:


Olivia McDonald (right)
Olivia McDonald (right)

ME Could Be Diagnosed And Treated Faster Thanks To Technique That Helped Girl Too Exhausted To Speak

'My body was aching all over.'

By Rachel Moss
Reporter at HuffPost UK
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Olivia McDonald missed two years of school when she first began experiencing symptoms of Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) at the age of 12.

The condition, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), left her too exhausted to lift a spoon to eat breakfast, walk to the bathroom for a shower or chat with friends.

Olivia was forced to wait months and see multiple doctors before she could receive a diagnosis and access the treatment she needed, but support could be about to improve for ME sufferers.

There is currently no universally accepted method of diagnosing ME, with diagnosis being completed via the process of elimination of other conditions, making progress slow.

But now, new research suggests a quick technique can provide an accurate diagnosis of ME by simply assessing patients for five physical symptoms.


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