Nicola Blackwood

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Nicola Blackwood is a British politician and former MP for the Conservative party.[1] She represented the constituency of Oxford West and Abingdon (to the West of London) in the UK parliament from 2010 to 2017. She was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) when she was 15 becoming housebound when she was 17. In addition to ME, she was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). [2]

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myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) - A form of orthostatic intolerance where the cardinal symptom is excessive tachycardia due to changing position (e.g. from lying down to sitting up).

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