me/cfs

  1. 2Cor.12:19

    Thiamine Deficiencies, SIBO and Polyneuropathy

    Hi everyone. Sorry this is long. I’m hoping someone who’s tried high dose thiamine might chime in. For my backstory, I’m 69 and have been disabled with ME/CFS for 35 years. The first 3 yrs I was bed-bound most of the time and gradually improved to about 70% over the first 10 yrs. But then...
  2. frozenborderline

    ME/CFS "theory of everything" Etiology

    https://walkerstorz.com/me-cfs-etiology/ This isnt the final form of the theory. I have three substantial parts to add, and it will become even more big and unwieldy. :) But I think that its substantial enough that I may as well put it out there for now. @Hip I referenced your dual factor...
  3. frozenborderline

    "helpless" an essay on severe ME/CFS, becoming an unwilling canary/seer/etc

    https://atomicchesterton.blogspot.com/2020/06/helpless.html
  4. frozenborderline

    "Go west young man", a podcast interview with a guest who did mold avoidance to put his illness in remission

    Here's a new one, particularly long, in which I interview a friend I knew from school who got sick with similar issues simultaneously to me and ended up pursuing mold avoidance in new Mexico. We talk about his whole journey but at the end we get into his visions for using permaculture to...
  5. Z

    Is it realistic for a single parent to recover or improve?

    Hi - I am a single parent with three lively children and my own business. I have tried everything and have learnt to manage symptoms etc but have not made a breakthrough. It seems one of the main things needed for the body to recover from ME/CFS is to be in a 'healing state'. Even though most...
  6. frozenborderline

    My story of getting ill told in podcast form

    Listen to Origin Story Pt. 1 by Headless Youth Podcast on #SoundCloud https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/heCz
  7. Jody

    Article The Apologizers of the ME/CFS World

    The Apologizers of the ME/CFS World by Jody Smith I'm Canadian, so I hear a lot of good-natured jokes about how Canadians apologize all the time. It's funny in part because ... in part, it's true. But you know who else apologizes a lot? Chronically ill people. And that ain't so funny. Now...
  8. Pyrrhus

    Second study confirms neuroinflammation in ME subcortical brain

    Many of you will remember the landmark Japanese study from 2014 that used PET tracers to detect and image neuroinflammation in the brains of ME patients. Previously, no one had the technology to detect and image neuroinflammation in ME, as standard MRI's are totally unable to detect or image...
  9. frozenborderline

    Helpless (Essay i wrote from current place of pain and uncertainty)

    https://atomicchesterton.blogspot.com/2020/06/helpless.html?m=1
  10. Pyrrhus

    Anti-inflammatories may reduce symptoms in the short-term, but may not in the long-term

    Over the years, we have seen multiple reports that strong anti-inflammatory treatment reduces ME symptoms in the short-term, but may worsen ME in the long-term. Most of this evidence has come from patient anecdotes regarding...
  11. Pyrrhus

    B12: a simple 5-second poll for everyone

    This is a simple 5-second poll for anyone who has ever tried a B12 supplement in any form. Many thanks to everyone who responds! Please feel free to share your experience in more detail in a post.
  12. Jody

    Article May 12, 2020: It's Our International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day!

    May 12, 2020: It's Our International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day by Jody Smith On May 12, our International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day, I tend to look back over the years since I was first flattened by ME/CFS. Things changed for the better for me when I found my community. I'd already lived...
  13. Jody

    Article A Look at COVID-19 Through the Eyes of ME/CFS

    A Look at COVID-19 Through the Eyes of ME/CFS by Jody Smith I have been self-isolating for over two weeks now. Not because of COVID-19. At least, not at first. Like many of you, I spend a great deal of time in my house because of ME/CFS. I was housebound due to a resurgence of ME/CFS symptoms...
  14. Pyrrhus

    Quotes from the unusual life of Dr. Byron Hyde

    I thought I would start a thread to collect quotes from the life of Dr. Byron Hyde, who has had a front-row seat to some of the most important events that have occurred in the field of ME/CFS: On the Akureyri outbreak: On the Royal Free outbreak: On McEvedy and Beard's paper calling the...
  15. Jody

    Article Looking Ahead to a New Year With ME/CFS

    Looking Ahead to a New Year With ME/CFS by Jody Smith Hey, it's the beginning of a new year. And 2020 has a nice fresh ring to it. This time of year are you thinking about the future? I'm not talking about New Year Resolutions. I ditched those years ago. Me, I have a hard time looking to...
  16. Jody

    Article Living With ME/CFS in the Holiday Season :Year After Year

    Living With ME/CFS in the Holiday Season: Year After Year by Jody Smith This year marks my twenty-eighth holiday season fractured by ME/CFS. Some years have been better, some worse. All of them have been thrown off kilter in one form or another for me and my family. My first Christmas...
  17. Jody

    Article On the Absence of Light and ME/CFS

    On the Absence of Light and ME/CFS by Jody Smith On my side of the world, change is brewing. Here in North America, the cold and dark brooding of winter looms and glowers. In some areas it has already hit, hard. Temperatures dropping, days shortening ... for someone like me who lives with...
  18. Jody

    Article Invisible Disabilities Week Is Oct. 13 - 19, 2019

    Invisible Disabilities Week Is Oct. 13 - 19, 2019 by Jody Smith The ME/CFS community is all too familiar with the realities of invisible disabilities. As a matter of fact we are rife with them. For this reason, we're happy to make some noise for Invisible Disabilities Week. If you have an...
  19. Jody

    Article Never Enough Hours in a Day With ME/CFS

    Never Enough Hours in a Day With ME/CFS by Jody Smith There just aren't enough hours in the day for the person with ME/CFS. At least, it's been like this for me. It's not that I'm so terribly busy. Indeed, I am not. Not like I used to be busy, before illness. The complicating factor and...
  20. Jody

    Article Do You Have to Travel Far for ME/CFS Medical Visits?

    Do You Have to Travel Far for ME/CFS Medical Visits? by Jody Smith One of the things that can strike fear into the heart of a person with ME/CFS is the prospect of going to the doctor. Worse yet is the ordeal of having to travel a long distance for such an appointment. An hour or two traveling...