Hi Guys and Gals, I am writing this message in good faith and with a sincere hope of helping as many people as I can. For almost 4-5 years I have been a regular spectator on this forum, but never had an account nor did I actively participate. This was mainly because I didn't have enough mental energy to do so (I am sure all of you understand what I mean). I had almost given up on my Master's degree in Engineering and had almost quit my life. But somewhere inside me I knew one day I would recover. No matter what and that kept me going. First of I want to sincerely thank Rich, Freddd and all their disciples. Their knowledge has really helped me in my quest with CFS (a broad umbrella term). Though I have to admit I never exactly followed Rich's and Freddd's protocols. This was in part due to my fear of making my body a guinea pig, yes I am weak hearted. Like everybody else here I did my own research for years and years. But I also made sure that I thought at least a 100 times before popping any pill in to my body. Since I don't want to make this post too long, let me start with the supplements that really helped me (in chronological order). Supplements: - Methyl B12 - Potassium (from packaged and fresh coconut water) - Vitamin C (forgot to mention when I first posted this thread) - Magnesium Citramate - DAO supplements -> A big discovery for me Lifestyle: - An indomitable spirit - Support from family and friends - Regular exercise, in spite of being on the verge of fainting within minutes on many many occasions - Low sugar, low carb diet - Apples - Bananas (in moderation) - Potatoes (in moderation) - Coconuts - Home made food - from scratch Symptoms: - Vertigo attacks (lasting first few months) - Severe severe brain fog - 24x7 dizziness - Anxiety - Tinnitus - Extreeeeeme fatigue - Breathlessness - Sleeplessness - Thoughts of.. (you get it) - Terrible itching at night (with and without hives) - Food sensitivities (to Caffeine, chocolate, MSG, tomatoes, all fermented foods, all food additives) - Bedridden for several weeks - Loss of hearing - Sudden weight loss (lasted a few months) - Sensitivity to sound and light Clinical diagnosis: - Meniere's disease (not true) - Low B12 - 190 pg/ml Self diagnosis: - Histamine Intolerance (yet to be a 100% sure) After more than 4 years of debilitating, life-crippling symptoms I finally decided to pop in a Methyl B12 pill and within minutes it gave me so much energy that I started jumping with joy. But the very next day a biiiig crash. Like all of you here must be aware, potassium or its lack there of was the real culprit here. After months of supplementing with B12, I decided to supplement with potassium in its most natural form - Coconut water. This was the next step in my recovery, but still I was only at 50% as long as I stayed away from sugar and all other food culprits mentioned above. In this period of extreme suffering, my parents encouraged me to go through all sorts of holistic, ayurvedic, yogic and what not treatments. Out of these only mild yoga and the herb ashwagandha seemed to help me. But I promptly discontinued all herbs just because I didn't want anything inside my body that I wasn't sure of. Fast forward to the 6th year, I developed a chronic hay fever and decided to pop in some antihistamines. And to my surprise it was like a light bulb glowing in my head! Antihistamines promptly took away all of my symptoms (including hay fever) for a couple of hours, and then back to square one. But this gave me a strong hint that it could be in fact histamine intolerance!! Fast forward several months, I decided to pop in a DAO supplement before mealtime and within days I felt 80% recovered. I couldn't believe myself, and I am still in disbelief. As if this can't be real after so many years..