Chronic fatigue syndrome finally gets its due.
By Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
Eight years ago, Ann Cavanagh Kramer was promoted to director of commercial sales at Visa. She transferred across the country to work at the company’s San Francisco Bay Area office and spent the next six months traveling to attend conferences and meet potential clients. She was, in her own words, “at the top of my game.” But after running a half marathon in October 2007, she suffered back-to-back viral infections. Then she began experiencing dizzy spells and fatigue so intense, she’d sleep for 15 to 16 hours a day. “When I wasn’t working, I was sleeping,” says Cavanagh Kramer, 38. She thought she might have a sinus infection, bronchitis, or the flu. Or maybe pneumonia. “No one could figure out what was wrong with me.”
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