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After Being Diagnosed With ME Viki Now Offers An Alternative Therapy To Other Sufferers
Monday 19 December 2016
From UK newspaper the Gainsborough Standard:
After being diagnosed with ME Viki now offers an alternative therapy to other sufferers
After being diagnosed with ME and Fibromyalgia five years ago a Gainsborough woman has now started her own business and offers therapy to other sufferers.
Viki Clarke, 44, was forced to leave her job as a support worker after her conditions of ME and Fibromyalgia worsened. Viki says both conditions are similar and can be very debilitating. ME robs a person of energy, leaving them very tired and exhausted with a cloudy mind. Fibromyalgia can also leave people feeling very tired and has a similar cloudy mind feeling commonly known as ‘Fibro Fog’.
She said: “The biggest difference between the two conditions is that Fibromyalgia is painful. There is no known reason as to why but Fibromyalgia suffers are constantly in a lot of pain. It can be all the time and all over the body. It is relentless and this can lead to suffers becoming more withdrawn from society as the pain and the lack of a normal life leads to depression.”
Viki said having to give up work was “soul destroying” and she had to spend a lot of time at home recuperating.
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