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'Doctors Call It Bull**** Disease - But I Can't Get Out Of Bed'

Monday 23 October 2017


From UK newspaper the Liverpool Echo:


Faye Dempsey
Faye Dempsey: Fibromyalgia sufferer reads powerful poem
calling for recognition of illness that causes chronic pain

'Doctors call it bull**** disease - but I can't get out of bed'

1997 Stars in Their Eyes winner Faye Dempsey told how she can barely leave her home due to fibromyalgia

By Tom Belger
21 October 2017
© 2017 Trinity Mirror Merseyside

A young woman in such crippling pain she can barely leave her home is urging people not to see her condition as a “made-up illness”.

Faye Dempsey, a former Stars in Their Eyes winner from West Kirby, used to run eight miles a day, enjoy her job as a manager and go for regular nights out with friends.

Now she says she feels like she has been “beaten from head to toe”, because of a strange condition that doctors eventually diagnosed as fibromyalgia.

She told the ECHO the condition should be recognised as a disability and taken more seriously by doctors, the public and benefit officials who run fit-for-work tests.

Faye is one of almost 60,000 people to sign a petition on the issue, with high-profile backers including Danielle Lloyd and her mum Jackie, who has the condition.


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