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It's Well Past Time For 'Unrest', A Game-Changing New Doco About ME/CFS

Wednesday 15 November 2017


From Junkee:


Jennifer Brea
Jennifer Brea

It’s Well Past Time For ‘Unrest’, A Game-Changing New Doco About ME/CFS

By Naomi Chainey
14 November 2017
© 2017 Junkee

When Jen Brea, a PhD student at Harvard, came down with a mysterious and debilitating chronic illness, she took to filming her struggles on her phone as a tool to communicate with her doctors.

The symptoms of ME/CFS (also called myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome) are both physical and cognitive. I can tell you from experience, it’s like having the flu with a hangover while someone turns gravity up to 100. There is no effective treatment. Symptoms worsen with activity, but are largely invisible and can be inconsistent, making them difficult to detect in a quick appointment with a GP.

The footage of Jen struggling to crawl across the floor, labouring to form simple words and howling in pain while collapsing from her wheelchair eventually became the foundation for Unrest, a powerful documentary on the collective trauma of a long-ignored patient community.


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