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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Takes Down Doctors, Too

Friday 29 June 2018


From Medscape:



'Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' Takes Down Doctors, Too

By Miriam E. Tucker
June 28, 2018
Copyright © 1994-2018 by WebMD LLC.

A Complex and Poorly Understood Illness

Gary Solomon, MD, was performing a routine facelift in 2012 when his career-ending event occurred. "For about 10-15 seconds, I kind of spaced out and got lost. No one noticed. I came back to normal, finished the surgery, and quit that day. I realized that I was dangerous and couldn't work anymore."

Solomon, who was then chief of surgery and director of the Wound Healing Center at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in California, had been ill on and off for about a decade. It all started in 2002, when he developed brachial plexus neuritis that presented with sudden acute shoulder pain and weakness in the upper extremities.

The viral infection resolved in a few months, but he then began experiencing other distressing symptoms: a severe upper respiratory infection that persisted for months, paresthesias, dizziness, gastrointestinal symptoms, and brain fog. He took some time off, but when he returned, he could often only work half-days or needed long breaks to lie down. "It seemed like all my body functions were failing me," says Solomon.


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