Doctors were making fun of me: woman could not get out of bed

Melanie Schickedanz suffers from chronic fatigue, a disease of the nervous system that interferes with immune system and hormonal balance. From 2004 to 2008, she suffered a martyrdom, because Doctors diagnosed incorrectly or even as a lazy nzerin.

Help search fever boost

In 2004, the woman suffered from a fever shear under the constant fatigue, leaden Heaviness in the limbs, and constant fatigue. She went to several Doctors, but none was the correct diagnosis.

In the case of chronic fatigue known tools such as coffee completely lose their effect and Affected a sleep occasionally in the execution of everyday tasks simple. (Image: pressmaster/

Insults and verbal Assaults

Not only that, the Doctors even gave her self-blame, they claimed, simulate and/or complaint about exhaustion, although she was just lazy. It’s statements fell even as the Affected need “a man, in order to live a decent sex”.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Only four years after Mrs. Schickedanz was looking for the first Time, professional advice, the correct diagnosis: Myalgic Enzephalomyelitits (ME) to chronic fatigue.

Relief and new shock

The person Concerned was relieved that they imagined the disease, but then the shock: ME came not cure.

What are the symptoms?

The patients are extremely exhausted and constantly. Symptoms lethargy, fatigue, sleep – like concentration disorders. Add to this pain, irritability, problems reading, cognition disorders, increased sensitivity to light.

Other Features

Affected sensitive to light, noise and temperature, as well as your joints, and lymph nodes are particularly sensitive. Lymph nodes in neck and armpits swell up quickly, pain in the neck occur, as well as in the muscles of the head and in the joints.

What kind of complaints?

The patients suffering from psychological complaints, cognitive disturbances, sensory disturbances, conditions such as regeneration disorders as well as organ disorders (intestinal and heart).

A regulated everyday life is not possible

The Affected can be simple activities such as Washing, shopping or driving a car hardly. You have to constantly feel the need to lie down and feel “dead tired”.

How often is the disease?

In Germany, approximately 300,000 people suffer from chronic fatigue, especially middle-aged women between the ages of 20 and 50 years.

Permanently exhausted: Fatigue-syndrome – If exhaustion is morbid

The causes of chronic fatigue have not yet been clarified sufficiently. It is clear that the nervous-, Immune – and hormone system have failed regulated, and the triggers of chronic fatigue. New studies point to an autoimmune disease, but also infections, are considered Suspicious, the cause of the symptoms: rubella, pneumonia, and mononucleosis. (Dr. Utz Anhalt)