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Canadian Woman With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Denied Disability Benefits

Wednesday 6 June 2018


From Press Release Jet:



Woman With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Denied Disability Benefits

June 5, 2018
© 2018 Press Release Jet


Like many people, Faith always assumed if she fell ill she would be covered by her group benefits insurance company if there ever came a time when she wasn’t able to work. Unfortunately for this 40-year-old from Mississauga, she was given a rude awakening when her claim was denied while she was suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is also known as systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Sometimes it's abbreviated as ME/CFS. The condition presents with: a constant feeling of malaise or unrest that lasts for more than six months, constantly feeling feverish or cold, being unable to sleep properly, feeling exhausted even after getting 8-10 hours of sleep, developing depression or anxiety, unable to work, and feeling isolated because of total inability to interact with friends or family, joint or muscle pain, headaches, swollen lymph nodes, or gastrointestinal issues.

Despite the fact CFS is a very serious condition, it is often misunderstood by medical professionals, and in Faith’s case, dismissed by her insurance provider. “I came down with a nasty flu two years ago and just didn’t get better. That’s when I started getting tired all the time, my head felt cloudy, my joints ached. Something was really wrong.” said Faith.


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