33 Ways to Rest Well with ME/CFS

One of the cornerstones of living well with ME/CFS is getting your rests right - certainly, that’s what was true for me. When I did get my rests right, I had moments when I felt ‘okay’, when my brain fog was less and when I felt even normal. Those moments may well have been brief …

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A Messed up Fight or Flight Response?

When I first read about the idea that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) was caused by the fight or flight response being on all the time, my reaction was doubt. There are many, many theories about what causes chronic fatigue, was this just another one? Then as I learnt more about the fight or flight response, I found …

I would have paid ten thousand pounds.

I would have paid ten thousand pounds to be better. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is an illness that, perhaps, to some people doesn’t seem much: ‘Everybody gets tired’. This is an illness that you have to live with before you feel the far-reaching implications of never having much energy. An illness that is more destructive …

How a simple plan was a game changer for my ME/CFS, and how to create your own.

“If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.” ― Yogi Berra I had an aha moment a couple of weeks ago. I couldn’t quite believe I hadn’t made the link before but it was something that made a big, big difference to me and my ME/CFS in the last six months …

Monthly Musings: May 2019 Facebook posts.

This will, also, give those of you who don’t follow me on Facebook a chance to see what I’ve written in those shorter posts.  If you’re deciding whether to follow me on Facebook or not, I do also sometimes share posts from other people and those are not included here. Plus you may find it …

Six months on from a major ME/CFS relapse I recovered. Here’s how.

  I still remember the date and I still remember the feeling; Thursday 6th October 2016. As I lay in bed that morning, I realised - in shock - that the stress of helping my elderly parents move had caught up with me. Overnight it seemed that the energy levels I'd relied on had disappeared. …

11 ways Eden Energy Medicine is such a good treatment for ME/CFS.

A major factor in my recovery from ME/CFS involved having a little-known complementary therapy treatment called Eden Energy Medicine. In fact, one reason I started this blog was to ‘spread the word’ that Eden Energy Medicine was a viable option for ME/CFS. But what is Eden Energy Medicine? Eden Energy Medicine (EEM) is a complementary …

A few things Eden Energy Medicine tells us about ME/CFS.

In the years before a major ME/CFS relapse, I tried various complementary therapies to no avail. The only practitioner that seemed to have any understanding of how ME/CFS was affecting my body was my Chinese massage practitioner when he described my body as being ‘on vigilant’ all the time but he could give no more …

Monthly Musings: February ’19 Facebook posts.

Once or twice a week, I write a short post on my Facebook page. Those posts are often on topics I haven’t written a blog post about yet and I hope contain lots of useful ideas.  The problem being they quickly get lost on Facebook - and can be hard to search for. So, at the …