I have actually known about Forgotten Plague for a couple of years and I’ve been anxiously awaiting its release!
Now, finally, the documentary has been completed and it is available to stream through Itunes or Amazon for $4.99. That is an amount I am more than happy to give to help support one of the few existing documentaries on ME/CFS.
Forgotten Plague’s creator, fellow ME/CFS sufferer Ryan Prior, does an excellent job of explaining just what ME/CFS is (as far as we currently know), what makes it so complicated to understand and treat, how it has been stigmatized and ignored by the medical community, and hopeful glimpses of a future with answers… maybe even a cure.
Honestly, I woke up today already at the end of my energy. I feel like I can barely string words together right now, but this movie is far, far too important for me to not spread the word about it right away. We NEED movies like this. We need people who do not have ME/CFS or personally know someone with it to understand our struggle. We need healthy people to help us fight for answers. We need the stigma and misunderstandings to end. We need people to have any idea what we’re talking about when we tell them we have myalgic encephalomyelitis.
Please watch Forgotten Plague, tell your friends about it, share it on social media. This excellent film could help our community in profound ways, and we need that to happen. Everyone wants to be understood. At worst, watching this movie will help you get what my life is like.. and why I have had to slow down so greatly in all areas. And you’ll probably enjoy my Enchanted Sleep series, on living with ME/CFS, a little bit more.
Thank you to everyone who will watch it and share it. And a huge thank you to everyone who helped work on this magnificent documentary. I’m sure it was utter hell at times, trying to make a movie while having ME, but the results are brilliant. Thank you for validating our experiences.