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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment 'Should Be Withdrawn'
Wednesday 9 May 2018
Chronic fatigue syndrome treatment 'should be withdrawn'
A common treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome should be scrapped immediately, according to one of the UK's leading experts in the illness.
Dr Charles Shepherd says graded exercise therapy (GET) can actually be harmful to some people.
He argues the idea of getting patients to do increasing amounts of exercise can lead to serious relapses.
Other health experts disagree and say GET is both proven and a safe method of treatment.
Newsbeat's documentary (via YouTube):
M.E. and me | BBC Newsbeat
ME sufferer Emma Donohoe investigates how young people cope with the debilitating illness, of which symptoms can include devastating fatigue, digestion issues and brain fog. It comes as current treatments for the condition are being reviewed, after years of controversy. Emma meets the mother of a 21 year old who died after suffering for years from ME and says her daughter’s condition is so stigmatised and misunderstood she was embarrassed to tell people what she was suffering from. We discover it’s an illness which many doctors don’t understand and people still talk about “yuppy flu” - thinking sufferers are being lazy or too depressed to get out of bed.
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