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'I've Spent Years In Lockdown' - UK Woman's Debilitating Condition Means Even Sound Of Children Playing Is Painful

Wednesday 3 June 2020


From UK news outlet GrimsbyLive:


Naomi Gilchrist
Naomi Gilchrist, who suffers with ME, has provided
advice to the public for coping with lockdown
as she has 'done it for years'.
(Image: Naomi Gilchirst)

'I've spent years in lockdown' - woman's debilitating condition means even sound of children playing is painful

Naomi Gilchrist, 26, has spent years in 'lockdown' due to her chronic fatigue condition - Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

By Connor Lynch Reporter
2 June 2020
© 2020 Local World.

A woman who suffers with a severe chronic fatigue condition has given advice on coping with lockdown after being "stuck inside for years".

Naomi Gilchrist, 26, has spoken to GrimsbyLive about her experience living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), a chronic fatigue condition that has meant that she has had to socially isolate for years at a time.

Her condition means that she can become very tried just from having a conversation. This tiredness can also induce flu-like symptoms as it affects her immune system.

Because of this Naomi rarely leaves her house in Scartho, usually only venturing out for appointments at the hospital.

When she does venture out, she needs to use a wheelchair, because even the smallest of activities can cause muscle weakness and fatigue.

She said: "I have been socially distancing for years due to my severe ME. It means that even doing the smallest of tasks can leave me very tired and struggling to do anything else for the rest of the day due to the fatigue."


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