Thanks, San Diego. Yes, understood and agreed that older and more advanced cases might provide much clearer insight into the various issues. Patterns of sypmtoms might be more pronounced, "seasons" of the disease might be better identified when there are decades to consider.
One recovery story of someone of advanced age is the PhD psychologist from Stanford who created the online course I just completed about pacing. He was around retirment age when it hit him. The advantage there was he was able to afford to just focus on healing. It still took him 7 years and he's in 95% remission, by his own description.
I'm constanly running up against the stress of being a provider and needing to work as long as I am able, not to mention that I'll lose insurance if I don't. So timing regarding a number of factors like work/life balance stress, etc., whether young or old, may be an important factor for recovery.
It is almost becoming a mantra for me and I need to break out of it but this week it keeps circling in my mind "so many variables, so many variables..." May we each find the path to our own true healing.
Sparrow- The interesting thing is-I had probably 15 years of almost complete remission. I didn't need to see CFID Dr. My Gyn gave me my Immune Globulin shots and B-12. Then had much stress in a 2-3 year period. Husband had accident and many surgeries , etc, etc. Anyway When I did crash I really didn't even know I was crashing.
I actually found fewer Dr. (CFIDS) in South than before. They were having none of it. Not even to listen.
Getting better all the time now and am on new sleep Apnea machine which has helped tremendously.
I don't get it with the age-as we have good insurance and can pay.Some of the younger Dr. I particularly find more insulting. Anyway- my point was , I would think Dr. would want to know why and how I got better or worse.
I know one thing. I am a lot smarter than I was 30 years ago.Did the Dr. at Stanford write anything about his experience?
Thanks for your post. Went to school in California and love it out there..
You have the best Dr. and more to choose from.
Be Brave, If we can't be brave,
Pretend to be,
No one will know the difference!!!
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