Vicky Beeching

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Vicky Beeching is a British writer, broadcaster, speaker, former rock star, and LGBTQ Equality Campaigner who focuses mostly on Christianity.[1]

She stated in an interview in 2015 that she had been diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and she is currently severely ill with ME/CFS, fibromyalgia and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.[2]

Illness[edit | edit source]

Vicky Beeching first become ill with the serious autoimmune disease scleroderma morphea, which affected her skin and required chemotherapy. After fully recovering, she developed chronic fatigue syndrome.[3]

Doctors gave her the all-clear for the scleroderma morphea in 2013, but since then, and increasingly over the last year, she has fought an array of symptoms: exhaustion, a chronic lack of energy, and muscular pain. She kept going to the doctor, who eventually referred her to a specialist at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

"This month I got diagnosed with M.E.," she says, before pronouncing the longer version – myalgic encephalomyelitis, also called chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).[3]

Buzzfeed News (2015

Beeching later developed the genetic connective tissue disorder Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), and fibromyalgia which is very common in people with both EDS and ME/CFS, plus anxiety and depression. By 2018, she was mostly housebound.[2]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]

  • 2018, Undivided: Coming out, becoming whole, and living free from shame, Vicky Beeching

Online presence[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "About". Vicky Beeching.com. Retrieved December 7, 2021.
  2. 2.02.1 Davies, Madeleine (June 22, 2018). "'God was still my highest priority and my greatest love'". Church Times. Retrieved December 7, 2021.
  3. 3.03.1 Strudwick, Patrick (August 13, 2015). "This Is What It's Like Being A Gay Christian Rock Star". Buzzfeed News.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) - 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.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) - 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.

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