Nasim Marie Jafry

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Nasim Marie Jafry is a Scottish writer living with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). She was diagnosed with ME in 1984, by consultant neurologist Peter Behan, according to Melvin Ramsay's definition, having first become ill in autumn 1982 with Coxsackie B4 virus. There was an outbreak of Coxsackie B4 in the west of Scotland at this time.

In her 2008 debut novel, The State of Me, the main character, Helen Fleet, who has ME, chronicles "her unusual experiences as a twenty-something woman living in 80s Scotland with a mystery illness."[1]

She appeared in the early 2012 BBC Alba documentary Toxic Tiredness. Professor Peter Behan, one of the few ME specialists in UK in 1980s, also appeared, as did Dr Charles Shepherd.

She contributed to the Guardian newspaper's Comment is Free on living with chronic illness in 2011. The Well Made Project, an online art exhibition as part of London Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2015, included an excerpt from The State of Me.

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  1. https://www.amazon.com/State-Me-Nasim-Marie-Jafry-ebook/dp/1906321051/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471127994&sr=8-1&keywords=The+state+of+Me
  2. Nasim Marie Jafry. Br J Gen Pract 2016 Sep; 66 (651): 511-511. http://dx.doi.org/10.3399/bjgp16X687241


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