AVIVA Semi-Finals: National ME/FM Action Network is competing for $100,000
The National ME/FM Action Network in Canada is competing for $100,000 for biomedical research of ME and FM in the Aviva Community Fund contest. With thanks to all who helped, they made it through the first round of voting into the Semi-Finals.
Discuss the article on the Forums.

Has anyone tried not talking about your illness over a long period and seeing if it helped?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Willhm, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. stridor

    stridor Senior Member

    Messages:
    361
    Likes:
    261
    Powassan, Ontario
    MeSci
    My Dr uses everything at his disposal PubMed, google scholar...wherever he can find the information. "Dr Google" is supposed to be a derogatory term suggesting access to inferior information gleaned from internet searches. Everyone here knows that sites have either wheat or chaff and all of us to varying degrees have the innate ability to differentiate between the two. Or we would still be sick instead of getting better.

    Of course, we get to stand on the shoulders of guys like Fredd and Rich. I am luckier than some here. I only had ME show up after the internet. It must have been a nightmare before.
     
  2. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6

    Messages:
    5,159
    Likes:
    6,496
    Cornwall, UK
    It was even more of a nightmare than it is now. At least we can contact other sufferers now and make some sense of it all. In the past, one was just left lost and bewildered for years, completely at the mercy of ignorant 'experts'.
     
    madietodd, peggy-sue and rosie26 like this.
  3. Beyond

    Beyond 10% of discount in iHerb!--> PEZ915

    Messages:
    981
    Likes:
    578
    Murcia, Spain
    Hoho that is me! I really have to stop placing little scientific speeches over and over again to my parents now that they have understood what I have (I really never did that to friends when I had them). And stop talking about how shitty I feel. Feeling less shitty as I heal will help lol I am quite OCDish so I really understand what you say and agree fully.

    But yeah, as others said, healthy people believe that if you do not talk or think about it you will magically heal. That is because these blessed persons actually believe it is all in your head. I just believe that talking less about this illness is a marker of improvement, normally because you feel better and not really the other way around.

    stridor Woo I want that doctor. And about that new "mental illness"... Nice move allopathy! Just in time. But only the unaware will let that trap them. Which although still numerous are less everyday.
     

See more popular forum discussions.

Share This Page