This is a Nederlog of
Saturday, December 20.
In fact, this is a workfile, in the sense that it will be later
(and very probably also copied to 2015). And it consists of the
that has been on the bottom of Nederlog for a long time, with currently
one row added.
Here are the brief explanation and the contents:
I do much dislike the name "chronic fatigue syndrome" ("CFS"):
it is a
psychiatric invention to deny those suffering from it any adequate
medical help, or indeed any medical research, and tries to paint those
who are so
unfortunate as to have this disease as madmen, who should get no
support, and only deserved to be pooh-poohed, and to receive CBT and do
exercises under the guidance of psychiatrists, who nearly all are
frauds (yes, at least as much as I am a psychologist and a philosopher)
with regards to M.E. (and many other things).
Well... I have M.E. since 1.1.1979, when my ex and I both got
infection, in our first year of university-studies (a most idiotic
place to choose to become quasi-ill); we are ill since then;
we both got fine degrees as psychologists (mine better than almost
everyone else, or indeed than everyone else, but yes: we were both a
lot more intelligent than average students) - but I was not even
considered ill since 1995 by the sick sadists who run the Amsterdam
dole, and I still am not, although now I am half a year from my pension.
Also, I really want to leave the country in which I am
forced to live: ill, discriminated, degenerated, persecuted, scolded
and gassed since 1980. This may be possible when - minimally -
pensioned, but it will depend a lot on my health.
But this was just by way of introduction.
Here are ten writers about
M.E., and all of them are good:
file will be considerably extended and copied to 2015, though it
probably will not exceed 30-40 items, and that basically because M.E.
is a real disease, but unfortunately is mostly unknown: There
is no known cause (though
many start with Epstein-Barr, like my ex and I did); there is no
(apart from supplements of magnesium, vitamin D, and sleeping pills);
since there now are quite a few "patient communities" where most
goes, I will mainly list those contributions that are by medical men or
I said, there does remain a fair amount to add, and that will happen in
2015, in an extended and rewritten copy of the present file.