Australian motorsport superstar Casey Stoner reveals he’s been diagnosed with a condition that is ‘destroying him’ – and there is no cure
- Casey Stoner was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrom (ME/CFS) last year
- The 35-year-old tried to managing symptoms which affected sleep and memory
- The two-time MotoGP world champion unfortunately fell victim to the illness
- He explained that his days start with his energy levels at 50 per cent everyday
Two-time MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner has revealed he’s been diagnosed with a debilitating illness that is ‘destroying’ him.
The 35-year-old Australian was last year struck down with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and is battling to manage symptoms affecting his sleep and memory.
‘I thought that I would find a way to cure it, that I would train more than anyone else and I would have moved on, but I was wrong,’ he told Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
Casey Stoner (right with wife Adriana) was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
The two-time MotoGP world champion (pictured) was last year diagnosed with the debilitating illness (pictured at the 2012 Australian MotoGP in Victoria)
‘The truth is that this disease is destroying me and I cannot manage it.’
He explained his days start with his energy levels at 50 per cent until ‘the energy goes down until I feel empty’.
Stoner said his diagnosis has given his a greater appreciation of life, as well as his wife Adriana and two daughters Caleya and Alessandra.
‘All this has made me rethink my life. On fine days I take the opportunity to play with my daughters and if anything I’m going to play golf,’ he said.
The shock diagnosis has led to Stoner appreciate life and spend more time with his wife Adriana and two daughters Caleya and Alessandra (pictured)
Chronic fatigue syndrome causes extreme fatigue and doctors are yet to understand the causes of the illness.
There is currently no cure for the debilitating illness but there are treatments which could help the symptoms.
One of the most common symptoms is unexplained and overwhelming tiredness despite minimal physical or mental effort.
Other symptoms include headaches, muscle pain, joint pain, sore throat, loss of memory or poor concentration, not feeling refreshed after being asleep, enlarged lymph nodes and unusual tiredness after exercise.
Chronic Fatigue Symptoms
- muscle pain
- joint pain
- sore throat
- loss of memory or poor concentration
- not feeling refreshed after being asleep
- enlarged lymph nodes
- unusual tiredness after exercise