Society Logo
ME/CFS Australia Ltd
Please click here to donate ME/CFS South Australia Inc

Registered Charity 3104


Mailing address:

PO Box 322,
Modbury North,
South Australia 5092

1300 128 339

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday,
10am - 4pm

ME/CFS South Australia Inc supports the needs of sufferers of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and related illnesses. We do this by providing services and information to members.


ME/CFS South Australia Inc aims to keep members informed of various research projects, diets, medications, therapies, news items, etc. All communication, both verbal and written, is merely to disseminate information and not to make recommendations or directives.

Unless otherwise stated, the views expressed on this Web site are not necessarily the official views of the Society or its Committee and are not simply an endorsement of products or services.

Become a Member
DOCX Application Form (Word, 198 KB)
Why become a member?

Mysterious Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Shuts Down Young Adults' Lives

Sunday 25 February 2018


From US news outlet India Abroad:


Arpita Sheth
Arpita Sheth of Parsippany, N.J., was 30 when she was
diagnosed with ME/CFS. The disease strikes people during
the prime of their life, leaving as many as 75 percent
of them unable to work and 25 percent bedridden.

Mysterious Chronic Fatigue Syndrome shuts down young adults’ lives

By Viji Sundaram
February 23, 2018
© Copyright 2018, 1501 Broadway #12040 New York, NY

SAN FRANCISCO — Arpita Sheth stops short of calling herself a one-time party animal, but she has no hesitation in saying she was a “serious, serious party-goer” who had led an active social life.

She would hike 6 to 7 miles a day every week and swim three times a week. She would often drive herself to New York City from her parents’ home in Parsippany, New Jersey, for a night out with friends.

Life was good professionally as well — she was a successful freelance graphic designer putting to good use the skills she had learned as a commercial artist in her native India and as a graphic designer in the County College of Morris in Randolph, New Jersey. She, her sister and their parents had migrated to the U.S. in 1998 and settled in New Jersey. Sheth was 19 then.

But at the end of 2009, when she was 30, Sheth’s life came to a grinding halt. She was overcome by intense fatigue — “of a kind I’d never experienced in my life” — accompanied by muscle weakness throughout her body that made carrying even “an empty glass too heavy for me,” she said.


Full article…



blog comments powered by Disqus
Previous Previous Page