Over the years of having been a healthcare professional/practitioner (currently retired); a consumer health researcher since the late 1970s whose ‘bailiwick’ is investigating what could be making humans sick, especially toxic chemicals and vaccines, I came to the realization that patients often were their ‘own best doctors’ insofar as their understanding of how their bodies were ‘malfunctioning’ rather than accepting medical jargon often based upon ancient misogyny fables, as was the case with female health syndromes.
Nothing exemplifies that more clearly, in my opinion, than a “newer” medical diagnosis labeled ME/CFS or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (aka Encephalopathy) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which apparently affects more females than males, but is equally devastating in both segments of the population.
I’m in contact with a few ME/CFS patients, whose lives are nothing short of just trying to make it through a day!
If by chance you are being jostled from pillar-to-post in getting a medical diagnosis for which your physicians can’t seem to agree upon, maybe you, or someone who may be affected by ME/CFS, ought to check out this NHS website (in the UK) involving a diagnosis.
Below is a 17-minute TED Talk by Jennifer Brea, who explains what it’s like being an ME/CFS patient. Experience her remarkable spirit and courage in her determination to help herself and others to find wellness again.