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Between motherhood, M.E. and me

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Julia

My journey in a nutshell

Hello, my name is Julia (@mommyandm.e) 🙋. I'm a 30-year-old mother with M.E., living in Germany. My illness started out mild almost ten years ago and got worse over the years due to wrong diagnoses and advice. My main symptoms are extreme fatigue, post-exertional malaise, muscle pain, and brain fog. No amount of willpower and pushing through will help me get rid of this. The opposite is the case: In order to be able to still function to some degree, I need to pace and rest. I experienced a lot of medical gaslighting and sexism from medical professionals. So I want to advocate for people with chronic illnesses, educate them on topics like M.E. and ableism, and show what my life looks like. It has become a quite restricted life, that is still full of love and happiness.

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