Sheringham film and panel event exposes hidden struggle of patients living with chronic fatigue

Norman Lamb MP. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

Norman Lamb MP. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

The hidden struggles of life with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) will be highlighted this month as the Sheringham Little Theatre and Norman Lamb back an inspiring North Norfolk organisation.

The Sheringham CFS group is the only support group in North Norfolk which focuses specifically on the disease.

Now, the Little Theatre and MP for North Norfolk are showing their support by screening and attending feature documentary 'Unrest' on January 11.

The film, made by Harvard PhD Jennifer Brea, tracks her own story and that of her partner Omar, as they are both struck down with a severe virus.

Whilst Omar rapidly recovers, Jennifer ends up bed-bound with mysterious symptoms which are initially misdiagnosed as being psychosomatic, then eventually diagnosed as being due to ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

The film will be followed by a Q & A panel with Norfolk based experts and patients suffering with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.