On Jul 13, 2015, she released a YouTube video in which she discussed that after six years of symptoms, she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). The trigger most likely was glandular fever, also known as mononucleosis.
As a result, other viewers opened up about their diagnoses with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), starting a wave of support, experience sharing, and awareness online. Many young people commented on her social media sites that their symptoms were similar prompting them to seek out medical care.
Online presence[edit | edit source]
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- "Emma Blackery". Wikipedia. Oct 11, 2018.
- "Emma Blackery". YouTube. Retrieved Oct 12, 2018.
- Blackery, Emma (Jul 13, 2015). "I Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". YouTube. Emma Blackery.
- Keane, Jack (Jul 17, 2015). "RE: I Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". YouTube. Jack Keane.
- Spurlock, Christopher (Aug 22, 2015). "I have CFS". YouTube. Hoodie.
- "On Emma Blackery and CFS". YouTube. My Charlie Quinn. Jul 25, 2015.
- Cricket, Emily (Aug 4, 2015). "Dear Emma Blackery, from Emily Cricket | Veda 3". YouTube. Emily Cricket.
- Blackery, Emma. "Log In or Sign Up to View". www.facebook.com. Retrieved Oct 12, 2018.
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.