What do you think of ME? That condition people have when they don’t want to work? Yuppie flu? We are all tired – so stop whinging?
The medical community and the media has portrayed a certain image of ME that doesn’t live up to reality. Did you know ME is actually a neurological condition similar to MS? That people regularly die from it?
Some years ago the condition was renamed in some circles as ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’ and pedaled as a mental illness – which couldn’t be further from the truth. Many activists are now trying to divorce the two conditions. Chronic Fatigue seems to be a catch-all for long-term fatigue to which no other cause can be found, yet ME is testable, and so much more than fatigue.
I don’t normally link to The Mail, and in some ways I find this article funny, as they probably wrote 90% of the articles calling people with ME lazy, job-shy malingerers, but it’s a good look at the myths of ME.