I’m living proof that your CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can improve! How did I get here after suffering for so very long? In this article I’ll show you briefly where I’ve been and how I’ve improved to the point of being able to get dressed and being able exercize and live again. First and foremost, it’s important to realize that even though you probably can’t get out of your house – you’re not alone.
You’re not alone in not being mobile or active, and you’re also not alone when you’re searching for advice, research and community. Having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be devastating to your life and emotional health; we all need to take advantage of the resources at our fingertips. The Chronic Fatigue Treatments Forum is one of the sites that I’ve used for outstanding and varied treatment information as well as a community of common sufferers that offer the support you’re looking for.
This CFS forum details several Chronic Fatigue Protocols: Amy Yasko, Garth Nicholson, Marshall Protocol, the leaders in cfs research, and more importantly proven results. In addition, Jacob Teitelbaum’s clinical trials are covered in another area , which features a discussion on D-Ribose, a supplement that I can personally attest has done absolute wonders for my fibromyalgia pain as I’ve discussed previously in my blog.
In September of 2007, I was completely unable to get dressed or go out. On this particular day – Labor Day Weekend, I had asked hubby to set aside time for me so that I could do “whatever I wanted”. This meant dinner and a movie. But I couldn’t even brush my hair or teeth on that day, let alone go out. I decided that was the absolute limit of the depths of my illness – I just wasn’t going to stand for it anymore. (I use the word ‘stand’ as a pun - Orthostatic intolerance, OI, or the inability to stand for any length of time is the primary symptom of CFS.)
Since many of my difficulties in life can be attributed to medications that I’ve received in the past, I decided to go on an all natural treatment protocol. Two supplements NT Factor and D-Ribose have helped me to the point of being able to get dressed, exercise, do the dishes, get groceries And make dinner all in the same day. Amazing! NT Factor has helped with creating energy, D-Ribose has helped me with the overwhelming pain of daily living.
Supplements aren’t the only answer though. I’ve carefully researched the effects of diet and digestion on CFS and have found that I’ll be on my clean diet program for many months, if not years to come. I simplify this diet into three words on another blog post: water, meat, veggies. Other people discuss their diet and supplement results on the CFS Forum too. All kinds of helpful info.
My most sincere desire is that for anyone with CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia to realize that they’re not alone - You CAN feel better, there IS hope, the research is showing results, you can do it without spending a million dollars on doctors or drugs, and the Community is there for you.