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In shocking news, I don't have ME/CFS. Good job I drove halfway across the county to find that out.
22nd Aug 2006, 13:02   | tags:,,

Joe says:

meh...well I guess it's kind of good news

mmmm chavpub

22nd Aug 2006, 13:04

Geodyne says:

Better to rule it out though, right?

22nd Aug 2006, 13:32

Rich says:

It must be your gayness then.

Time to go darn ver arcades, then. You can play Outrun 2!

22nd Aug 2006, 13:40

Salome says:

What's CFS?

22nd Aug 2006, 14:58

mat says:

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Just one more thing I don't have. Am going to see orthopaedratician (uh?) early next month. Doubt that will help.

22nd Aug 2006, 15:04

Salome says:

*edited because of accidentally causing offence*

22nd Aug 2006, 16:53

mat says:

huh. I've already had a "diagnosis" of "non-specific upper limb disorder"

When I asked whether this just meant there was something wrong with my upper body that they couldn't pin down, the consultant looked embaressed and didn't say anything. You didn't need to be Desmond Morris to tell what she wasn't saying there.

CFS can be pretty serious, as it goes. People have died.

22nd Aug 2006, 16:55

afternoon(afternoon-at-uk2-dot-net) says:

Sal: I won't open up on you too much here, but my girlfriend has/had CFS and you've wandered into something of a killing field with that uninformed comment. Actually, based on my limited knowledge, CFS ties in to a lot of Mat's symptons, so it's good to hear that it isn't CFS. One thing is that CFS often follows glandular fever or similar infections, which Mat has not recently had AFAIK.

Mat: I have to ask though, how did they know?

22nd Aug 2006, 17:00

hildegard says:

I know everyone's probably stuck their oar in, so feel free to ignore but have you considered Alexander Technique?

22nd Aug 2006, 17:01

Salome says:

I hate doctors. *hug*

22nd Aug 2006, 17:01

Salome says:

Noon, I'm sorry, I didn't mean it isn't a serious thing at all. I meant that along the lines of Mat's 'upper limb disorder' diagnosis, sometimes you can't help but wonder if diagnoses ought to do a bit more than describe symptoms, but perhaps point towards causes, and I don't know, solutions...

22nd Aug 2006, 17:06

afternoon says:

Sal: Yeah, the mistake that you made that the name CFS incites is believing that CFS is about just chronic fatigue, it's much more than that, as the term syndrome indicates. They used to called it ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis), but that refers to specific conditions within the CNS which not everyone agrees actually occur. Hence the switch to CFS. PVFS (Post-viral Fatigue Syndrome) is used as well.

22nd Aug 2006, 17:11

Mandy. says:

mat, maybe you should order a Code Red on your aches & pains...

22nd Aug 2006, 17:19

MaggieD says:

sounds like it is a bit of a testing time for you ..... sending you as many positive thought vibes as the ethernet can handle ....

22nd Aug 2006, 17:56

Mandy. says:

oh, meant to ask - it's not lupus, is it?

22nd Aug 2006, 22:54