James Dickson
James Dickson

I also had chronic ME and I left me severely disabled and bed bound for just over 10 years. I was not treated with understanding by British doctors, their ignorance was disgusting. I was left at home suffering in pain and sever disability and they did not care or try and help. At the time the NHS did not train their doctors to understand or treat the illness. I was only given help 8 years ago when dr obrien at Southend hospital discovered my plight and approached the primary care trust for...

I also had chronic ME and I left me severely disabled and bed bound for just over 10 years. I was not treated with understanding by British doctors, their ignorance was disgusting. I was left at home suffering in pain and sever disability and they did not care or try and help. At the time the NHS did not train their doctors to understand or treat the illness. I was only given help 8 years ago when dr obrien at Southend hospital discovered my plight and approached the primary care trust for funding to send me to the chronic fatigue syndrome unit at old church hospital under professor Finley. I was great full of the opportunity to get my life back and worked hard. I left hospital a year later well enough to live on my own. Another year later I had made a full recovery. I am living proof that even the most severely effected ME sufferers can be treated successfully and make a full recovery. All it takes is doctors to recognise the serious nature of the illness and try and help.

Kojak Peg
Kojak Peg
  • James Dickson

And the most worrying thing is the UK is on of the most informed countries about m.e

Sarah Balfour
Sarah Balfour
  • James Dickson

I've been sectioned several times too. I've been becoming more and more sick for the past 2-3 years. I'm in constant pain, constantly fatigued lethargic and hungry - and a few days ago, I noticed my spine was curved!

Sarah Balfour
Sarah Balfour
  • James Dickson

Whoops! Don't know what happened there!

Shirley Chapman
Shirley Chapman

disgusting behaviour by people we should be able to trust

Kojak Peg
Kojak Peg
  • Shirley Chapman

Yes these are people we turn to in our hour of need and all they can do is ridicule and mistreat you. And the most disgusting thing is they have law on their side

David Doherty
David Doherty

A disgrace...all our love and light to Karina and her family, the world is watching 'Hammel Neurocenter' VERY closely...

Kojak Peg
Kojak Peg
  • David Doherty

It should be called HMP (Her Majesty's Prison) Hammel Neurocenter

David Doherty
David Doherty
  • David Doherty

So true... and so so sad:(

Karen Turcotte
Karen Turcotte
  • David Doherty

Help This Young Lady , She Has The Right To Be At Home With Family !!!!!!!!!!!!

Elsie Anne Owings
Elsie Anne Owings

Oh, no!!! This is every ME sufferer's worst nightmare. I suffer from ME, but I have been a bit more fortunate: my doctors in the USA have taken my illness seriously even when they couldn't offer much in the way of treatment. And I have (finally) laboratory tests showing that some of my immune cells aren't functioning, and some types of viruses that should be dead or dormant in my system are instead flourishing.
If Karina had been offered this type of testing, she, too, would show...

Oh, no!!! This is every ME sufferer's worst nightmare. I suffer from ME, but I have been a bit more fortunate: my doctors in the USA have taken my illness seriously even when they couldn't offer much in the way of treatment. And I have (finally) laboratory tests showing that some of my immune cells aren't functioning, and some types of viruses that should be dead or dormant in my system are instead flourishing.
If Karina had been offered this type of testing, she, too, would show abnormalities. But doctors who don't want to take the disease seriously don't offer anything except the old standard tests that won't show anything.
Not only are this young woman's civil rights being violated, this appalling act of medical malpractice is endangering her life.

Elsie Anne Owings
Elsie Anne Owings
  • Elsie Anne Owings

Unfortunately, complaints from the patient community will be viewed as insignificant, since this type of medical professionals consider us to be nothing more than chronic complainers anyway. These "doctors" need to hear from other doctors; the ones who actually specialize in ME research. And no, that doesn't mean the ones from Kings College in London. They should contact the IACFS/ME and chat with some of the professionals who have been truly researching this disease, not those who have been making money by trivializing it.

Kojak Peg
Kojak Peg
  • Elsie Anne Owings

Very true Elsie, but hopefully it will add weight to the arguments already being put forward to the Danish Government. And if it make one minister think twice about it. Then it's been a success

Blair Stanovie
Blair Stanovie

this is terrible, let the girl go or the parents should bring charges against the doctors and the people hollding her. If they don't beleive her, let her go

CJ Janzen
CJ Janzen
  • Blair Stanovie

They have to find out what laws the doctors are using first before legal action can be taken. We should be receiving an update on her status this coming week.

Lisa Frattaroli Baldwin

our family's story shows they often get it terribly wrong and I am hoping by sharing it we can advocate for better treatment of Karina and every ME/CFS patient worldwide. www.bringingryanhome.com

Jill Diprose
Jill Diprose

When will this barbaric treatment stop!! I've been a sufferer fir 30 years and let me tell you people DO NOT want to be this ill. Their is no secondary gain what so ever. Please lok at the 5,000 biomedical research articles showing MAJOR problems in the brain and in autoimmunity.

Azure Hart
Azure Hart

The World Health Organization has recognized ME as a distinct debilitating neurological disease for decades. I know a test for it has not yet been developed but remember that MS was treated as "hysterical paralysis" before tests were developed for it.

My Aunt suffered through that misdiagnoses for her MS. She woke up blind one morning and her doctors diagnosed her with "hysterical blindness" and told her husband to put things in her path so that she would fall when walking around their...

The World Health Organization has recognized ME as a distinct debilitating neurological disease for decades. I know a test for it has not yet been developed but remember that MS was treated as "hysterical paralysis" before tests were developed for it.

My Aunt suffered through that misdiagnoses for her MS. She woke up blind one morning and her doctors diagnosed her with "hysterical blindness" and told her husband to put things in her path so that she would fall when walking around their home. They told him she would get tired of falling and decide to see again.

She was finally properly diagnosed 15 years later, after her husband had left her for "refusing to see". She died 2 years later from complications to the disease.

I myself suffer from either ME or a similar illness and have for the last 2 years. I have yet to get a diagnoses and have had doctors laugh at me and belittle me instead of helping. That so called professionals can act in this matter is appalling.

Kojak Peg
Kojak Peg
  • Azure Hart

I'm so sorry to hear about your Aunt. It is so shocking that these misdiagnose still go on, simply because Doctors are to arrogant to admit their own limitation. And since becoming ill myself and seeing it first hand and hearing stories about it. Not only from m.e but a whole spectrum of illnesses. I've been shocked into the realisation that the people we unthinkingly put all our trust in do not always deserve our trust. And as you point out it isn't just an m.e problem it is much more wide spread than that

CJ Janzen
CJ Janzen

At midnight EST we had only 115 signatures at 6:15pm we have around 540! Please keep passing this around. We CAN and WILL make a difference!

CJ Janzen
CJ Janzen
  • CJ Janzen

We have spoken to Rebecca Hansen - not related - and she says they will have an update for us this coming week.

Patricia Carter
Patricia Carter

It is unbelievable that the Danish medical professionals and government agencies have so little regard for the well-being of its citizens. Katrina Hansen is suffering from a physical disease, not a mental illness; and keeping her locked in a mental ward is incredibly cruel and dangerous to her life and well-being. Let's hope Katrina does not suffer a fate similar to that of Sofia Mirza in the U.K. The world is watching what is happening in Denmark now. Patricia Carter, Orlando, FL USA

Kojak Peg
Kojak Peg
  • Patricia Carter

I know it is shocking, what's going on. And to think the threat of being forced from her home was hanging over Karina for even longer. they are treating her like a criminal, as if she is guilty of something. And for it to happen in a country like Denmark just makes it all the more frightening, because if it can happen there it can happen anywhere

Jenny Dyason
Jenny Dyason
  • Patricia Carter

It would be different if karina's parents were intentionally mistreating their daughter, eg neglect. How can the Danish government and medical "professionals" justify their actions? They're digging a massive hole for themselves. Let's bury them and 'set Karina free' to be with her loving family. What better medicine for her than that?

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