29 April 2014

Chronic Fatigue

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My daughter has suspected chronic fatigue at 19. She is in second year uni and everything is a struggle.

I am asking if anyone knows of a GP or specialist who had dealt with CFS and if there is any (useful) advice you might have for dealing with and getting over CFS?

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Dr Jane Taylor. She used to be at Oasis Medical Centre, but may be at Gordon Family Practice now.

She is very good with the diagnosis and treatment of immune system disorders. I can recommend her from experience with CFS. Good luck!

You could contact the ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)) ACT Support Group for more information on local services http://www.mecfscanberra.org.au/

My sister has suffered for 19 years (also from her 2nd year of Uni) and I know where you are at. My best advise is, find what helps your daughter cope on a daily/hourly basis. Dont listen to the 1000’s of different pieces of advise people who dont have CFS, or care for someone who has CFS, will give.

Also, remember to ask for help for yourself if you need it. My parents look after my sister 24/7 but still need respite for themselves on a regular basis.

Best of luck and please get in touch with me if you want to discuss anything further.

SJ

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