Exmouth TV presenter urges testing

PUBLISHED: 12:54 08 June 2010 | UPDATED: 11:11 18 June 2010

AN Exmouth TV news presenter is urging people suffering from chronic tiredness to get tested after her life was blighted by sandwiches.

AN Exmouth TV news presenter is urging people suffering from daily chronic tiredness to get tested after her life was blighted by sandwiches.

GMTV's Emma Pyne, 33, for two years battled serious fatigue and misdiagnoses and feared she might have a serious illness.

At the height of her illness the ITV journalist found it a human super effort even to the basics we all take for granted - like going out and even driving a car.

Doctors were baffled and suggested variously she had ME and even prescribed her pills for depression.

At her wits end a work colleague suggested the problems might be her diet and she took a food intolerance test.

She said: "I had to send my blood away...they said I had mainly a problem with cow's milk, and wheat.

"For me it meant sandwiches and pasta. It came as no surprise because in my job you eat quite a lot of sandwiches but the test recommended I cut them out which I did.

"Within days the fatigue had gone. Knowing what foods are doing the damage has helped me lead a normal life again, not being too tired to do anything. It shows how your body responds to different foods and when I did have a small amount of the foods I am not supposed to eat, the symptoms came back.

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