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I Was Diagnosed With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Thursday 23 April 2020


From Australia's Fashion Journal:


Sophie McGrath
Sophie McGrath

I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Words by Sophie McGrath
18 April 2020
© 2020 Fashion Journal.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome affects 1 in 100 Australians. This is Sophie’s story.

My name is Sophie McGrath. I’m 30 years old, I run my own public relations business, and I was recently diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).

I’m lucky that I was diagnosed within a matter of months. Some sufferers go years without a diagnosis or are misdiagnosed due to the grey area that is CFS. For me, it was a relief. I had been exhausted for a long time.

I’m writing this with a few aims: to help people understand CFS; to make people who manage their CFS feel less alone in their experience; to help anyone who needs to put themselves first, and to bring attention to a disease that is not often discussed and is sadly shrugged off as not being ‘real’.

Let me tell you – it’s real. But there are different symptoms for different people. Mine started back in December. Maybe they started before then, but I didn’t take any notice or they were barely there.

I’d just finished work for the year. Working for myself, I have the luxury of deciding when I finish work and I assumed, like most times, that me getting sick could be attributed to the intensity of the months of work leading up to that point. Except for this time, the sickness never left.


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