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Young People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Call For Diagnostic Test

Wednesday 23 May 2018


From Australian newspaper The Courier Mail:


Ketra Wooding
Ketra Wooding says being in hospital was ‘horrific’.
She is now forced to live in an aged care home.

Young people with chronic fatigue syndrome call for diagnostic test

By Janelle Miles, The Sunday Mail (Qld)
May 10, 2018
News Limited Copyright © 2017

KETRA Wooding lives in aged care on the Gold Coast.

She’s an articulate, intelligent young woman who once enjoyed the carefree life of a sailor, working on luxury yachts and travelling to exotic places, such as the Galapagos Islands and the Caribbean.

She spent the first half of her twenties on the world’s oceans, but for the past five years the 32-year-old has resided among dementia patients. However, it’s not living with the elderly she finds confronting.

Ketra has been diagnosed with the controversial medical condition chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, or CFS-ME — an illness which cannot be confirmed by a simple blood test, but is estimated to affect 240,000 Australians to varying degrees.

Scientific evidence shows the complex condition, once derided as “yuppie flu” and its sufferers labelled malingerers or hypochondriacs, is biologically based and not psychosomatic.

But the medical profession is divided on how best to treat the mystery disorder.


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