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Local Focus: May Is ME/CFS Awareness Month, So What Is It?

Thursday 14 May 2020


From New Zealand newspaper the New Zealand Herald:


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Local Focus: May is ME/CFS awareness month, so what is it?

By Nathan Morton
Video Journalist, Rotorua, NZH
Local Focus
12 May, 2020
© Copyright 2020 NZME Publishing Limited.

While May has been significant for all sorts of Covid related reasons, for one group of New Zealanders, May is a time to campaign and raise awareness of an often crippling illness.

May is International ME/CFS Awareness Month. ME campaigners like Elizabeth McGougan, see this as the perfect opportunity to remind people that while the country experienced being home-bound for four weeks, people with ME experience this almost every day of their lives.

"Living in level 3 is how we normally live," McGougan said.

"It just might give people a little idea of how complicated and difficult it is living with this illness. The fact is we would love to leave our home and do all these great things, but we can't because our bodies don't let us."

The impacts and cause of ME, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, remains relatively unknown. Yet up to 20,000 Kiwis are diagnosed with it.

"For me, it is constant tiredness, constant lethargy," Barb Edwards, an ME patient living in Tauranga said.


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