On Jul 13, 2015, she released a YouTube video in which she discussed that after six years of symptoms, she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The trigger most likely was glandular fever, also known as mononucleosis.
As a result, other viewers opened up about their diagnoses with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), starting a wave of support, experience sharing, and awareness online. Many young people commented on her social media sites that their symptoms were similar prompting them to seek out medical care.
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- "Emma Blackery". Wikipedia. Oct 11, 2018.
- "Emma Blackery". YouTube. Retrieved Oct 12, 2018.
- Blackery, Emma (Jul 13, 2015). "I Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". YouTube. Emma Blackery.
- Keane, Jack (Jul 17, 2015). "RE: I Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". YouTube. Jack Keane.
- Spurlock, Christopher (Aug 22, 2015). "I have CFS". YouTube. Hoodie.
- "On Emma Blackery and CFS". YouTube. My Charlie Quinn. Jul 25, 2015.
- Cricket, Emily (Aug 4, 2015). "Dear Emma Blackery, from Emily Cricket | Veda 3". YouTube. Emily Cricket.
- Blackery, Emma. "Log In or Sign Up to View". www.facebook.com. Retrieved Oct 12, 2018.
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.