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'It Massively Affects Day-To-Day Life' - Living With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Tuesday 3 November 2020


From Irish radio program NewsTalk:


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'It massively affects day-to-day life' - Living with chronic fatigue syndrome

By Stephen McNeice
12 October 2020
© Copyright 2020 - News 106 Ltd.

Chronic fatigue syndrome is something that 'massively affects' day-to-day life, according to one Irish woman living with the condition.

Sarah O’Connell has been living with chronic fatigue syndrome – also known as ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis) – for the past seven years.

Her nine-year-old daughter Hayley has recently been diagnosed with the same illness.

Speaking to Lunchtime Live, Sarah said her own symptoms began after catching the winter vomiting bug in late 2012 – a virus from which she never seemed to fully recover.

She said: "In February I got a really nasty throat infection. I just found myself going back to forth to the GP.

"I just wasn't feeling myself... then they told me I had something called post-viral fatigue syndrome. Then once it progressed a little bit longer, at the year mark, they diagnosed me with ME."


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