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New Hope For Sufferers Of ME

Thursday 9 August 2018

Please note: This article contains references to death. If you have feelings of helplessness, or of suicidal thoughts, seek help immediately. Lifeline is an excellent starting point: Lifeline – Suicide Prevention resources and links.


From UK newspaper The Northern Echo:


Michael Crawford
BATTLE: Actor Michael Crawford, pictured at the
Apollo Theatre in London in March 2016, has
spoken publicly about his battle with ME.

New hope for sufferers of ME

By Zak Uddin
7th August 2018
© Copyright 2001-2018

RECENTLY a 21-year-old woman became only the second person in the UK to have a diagnosis of ME recorded as the cause of death. Family describe Merryn Crofts from Rochdale, who died in May 2017, as a “live wire” until she contracted the illness at 15, going from a bubbly young girl to a wheelchair in six months, and confined to her home within a year.


Researchers in America have identified that people with ME may not metabolise nutrients as effectively as those without ME, and this may be a cause of or contribute to their symptoms.

A recently developed blood test was shown to be 84 per cent accurate when 50 patients with ME were compared with control individuals without the disease.

Many people report a degree of relief once they have a diagnosis, as it allows them to better understand their symptoms.


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