Playing Detective

Let’s face it – this isn’t something that you would normally expect to do with your health. You get ill – leave it a bit to see if you get better and if you don’t, you go to see your GP and maybe a Consultant and pretty much leave it up to them to work out what’s...

Pacing

It’s been quite a while since I posted anything on my log page. The simple reason for that is that I’ve been practicing exactly what this post is about. It’s taken every ounce of will power I have to not work through everything on my to do list each week. Which has...

Listen to your body

I sat down to write this post yesterday afternoon. I’d just come back from having a haircut and had had a too late afternoon rest. I’d come out of this rest with the frequent fogginess in my head, the tired eyes, the headache and the rather unpleasant sensation that...

Tired and Wired

My original plan was to write my next blog post as a follow up to ‘So do you sleep a lot then…?’ with details of supplements that I use, but to be honest I simply don’t have the focus at the moment to look up all of the supplements I’ve tried and relate how they’ve...

You must sleep a lot?

I’ve been asked this question so many times. Which is hardly surprising really, when the common perception of CFS/ME is that people who have it spend their time in bed or on the couch sleeping and napping. Or that even if more active they take regular daytime naps and...

Is ‘angry’ ok?

Over the past few weeks I have been taking new supplements for Candida overgrowth. I’ve been working with my OHC nutritionist for over a year now. We’ve looked at digestion, my nervous system, my adrenals and energy production. The cost of testing is pretty high so...

Acceptance

On Sunday I sat down and finally watched Jennifer Brea’s film ‘Unrest’.It’s an amazing film – genuine, moving and just thought provoking. It’s her life and the life of other CFS/ME sufferers with no frills. You see the good days – the days when she finds energy and is...

Another piece of the puzzle

I’m not going to lie the past few days have been a bit up and down. I had a lovely week in Devon last week, but at the weekend started on some new supplements to tackle what my Nutritionist believes is an underlying Candida issue.  I took a similar supplement a few...

My own peculiar brand of CFS/ME

This week we’re on holiday in Devon. Walking around towns and on beaches I have a feeling of being almost ‘normal’. My CFS/ME symptoms are so much better. I can walk further, have less brain fog and basically just seem to have more energy. This isn’t the first time...

#ME/CFSRecovery

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that I always use #CFSrecovery in my posts. The majority of medical practitioners will tell you that a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is something you will have for life and that rather...