I’ve listened to people, incredibly brave people who have to give up work, spend days in bed, put up with being told it’s all in your mind, it’s yuppie flu, etc. They still remain hopeful and try whatever they can to overcome the dragging disabling deep fatigue, which overwhelms them sometimes. And yes, when you are coping with all that, you’re entitled to feel down sometimes, but it’s more likely the result of your condition than the cause of it.

The truth is conventional medical science has not got a good understanding of the subject, and for a G.P who knows s/he can’t help/ doesn’t understand it, it is very tempting to “blame the patient” If you refuse to accept the blame look up mitochondrial dysfunction, and also trawl the treasury of helpful information on Dr. Sarah Myhill’s generous website including news of her recent book.