My Teenage Son Had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Mother's Tale of ME/CFS

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My Teenage Son Had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Mother's Tale of ME/CFS by Darcy Shedden.

My Teenage Son Had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Mother's Tale of ME/CFS
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Author Darcy Shedden
Country Australia
Language English
Subject Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Genre Diseases & Physical Ailments
Publisher Darcy Shedden
Publication date
2013
Media type digital
Pages 160

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'I feel tired Mum ... really tired. I have a headache and I feel sick to my stomach.'

These simple words were the beginning of our five years of hell.

This book has been written for you: parents, siblings, grandparents, friends and carers of loved-ones with the debilitating condition, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.

It sets out, in a very detailed and personal way, everything David and his mother endured during the years of his illness: endless tests, doctors, therapists, medications, alternative treatments; significant school issues, the loss of friends and social-standing and (the most soul-destroying aspect of all) the pervading disbelief that he was genuinely ill. It is a story of a mother's determination to do what was right for her son.

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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.

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
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