Hull Mum: ‘Horror Illness Has Left My Body Feeling Like An 80-Year-Old’s – But No-One Believed Me’



By Anna Riley in Hull Live.

A Hull mum has spoken of her battle with a health condition people believed she did not have.

Nicola Meekin, 39, from Hull, became ill nine years ago when she started suffering from a bad chest infection. But instead of getting better, her sickness worsened.

To Mrs Meekin, it felt like she had a constant flu and her skin felt sunburnt. She said she was constantly tired and her body “felt like that of an 80-year-old’s”, but felt like she was “going insane” as she was not diagnosed with any illnesses and was made think it was in her head.

After four years, doctors eventually diagnosed Mrs Meekin with myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.), a long-term condition that causes symptoms affecting the nervous and immune system.


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