Chanelle Hayes unable to leave bed to celebrate anniversary after revealing M.E diagnosis

Former Big Brother star Chanelle Hayes had a “cr*ppy anniversary” after having to spend her and her boyfriend’s special day in bed in light of her Myalgic Encephalopathy (M.E) diagnosis.

Back in November, Chanelle said she wassuffering with “horrific pain” all over her body,and hassince been diagnosed with M.E(also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) a condition which includes symptoms such as feeling tired all the time, problems sleeping and muscle or joint pain.

Revealing how she spent her anniversary with her boyfriend Daniel, Chanelle wrote on Instagram alongside a selfie of her in bed: “Today has been a bit of a cr*ppy anniversary, I've been in bed all day not very well. But my Daniel has taken care of me all day long because he's the bestest."

She then shared a snap of the dinner Daniel made for their anniversary, which he brought up to bed for her.

The meal was made up of a tasty-looking steak, new potatoes and greens.

Since her diagnosis, Chanelle explained toThe Sunhow difficult it’s been.


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She told the publication: "It's a hidden disability that people scoff at thinking you're just being lazy, but there are days I've slept for 14 hours and when I wake up in the morning I still haven't got enough energy to brush my teeth or do my hair.

"It's literally awful and so frustrating. I've found myself crying because I get so mad at how tired I get.

"I can't understand why my body won't let me do certain things.”

Beforeshedding an impressive nine stone, Chanelle said she thought she was feeling tired because she had been overweight.

“I thought 'I'm overweight, it's my own fault, no wonder I'm tired all of the time and no wonder my joints are killing me',” she said.

“Then as I started to lose weight I felt like the pain was getting worse and worse."

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