By Lorna McFindlow in the Cream Crakered Blog.
Two years ago, when I was diagnosed with M.E, I knew a little about it because a friend of mine had it, but other than that I was clueless. From what I was told at the time of my diagnosis, I understood that I was going to have to make some changes to my lifestyle. What I didn’t know was that my life was about to change enormously, in every way possible.
Of course, so little is known about it by medical professionals themselves that most of the information I got was from charities and online advocacy groups. One of the things I heard a lot from other M.E patients was that one of the hardest parts of living with the illness was dealing with other people’s views on it. I didn’t know at the time how painfully true that would prove to be.
I’ve spoken a lot about the stigma that surrounds M.E and the disbelief and discrimination that patients face from both the public and the medical profession itself. However, I decided it was high time to call out some of the most common and pervasive myths about M.E and set the record straight. These are just a few of the most common misconceptions that M.E patients hear, and all the reasons why they are all, to be frank, a load of crap.
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