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Unrest Director Documents Debilitating Life With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Thursday 27 April 2017


From CBC Radio-Canada's program The Current:


Jennifer Brea
More than 17 million people suffer from
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as
chronic fatigue syndrome, around the world.
Around 80 per cent of those who contract the
disease find it is triggered by an acute infection.

Unrest director documents debilitating life with chronic fatigue syndrome

By Anna Maria Tremonti
Wednesday April 26, 2017
©2017 CBC/Radio-Canada. All rights reserved

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Jennifer Brea was in the prime of her life — working on her PhD at a prestigious university, newly married and living an active lifestyle when it all changed. After contracting an infection, she never quite recovered.

"It was a really scary and isolating experience to have my body fall apart and to not have anyone be able to explain to me what was happening to or what I can expect ... I went to doctor after doctor and was often told I was stressed or depressed and it took me quite some time to get a diagnosis," she tells The Current's guest host Laura Lynch recalling that time.


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