Hi Robert...I’m new to these sites, my first posting here. So, hi to everyone else out there in CFS La-La-Land, too. Only started using a computer and the Internet, again, recently. This, after more than 12 yrs of ongoing illness. Back then had to give up my own business as I couldn’t think, function and all the rest of it.
You’re “not alone”...not “losing your mind!” Although I know it can feel that way. I’ve been through the isolation that many of us experience with CFS. That’s where the aloneness and sense of losing one’s mind comes from. I felt like I was living on another planet for so long...and I feel like the world has passed me by because of all the changes in technology etc.
I’m encouraged by all of the ideas and tips for healing that so many people are sharing on this site...and at the ProHealth site. I can’t wait to start applying some of the insights.
Before I forget, Robert...and let’s face it (who can remember much with CFS) I have the irregular heartbeats, too. Not long ago, I read that Hawthorn...a natural herb preparation could help with this. I tried it, and for me, it has been terrific. The brand I mostly use is Medi Herb. It works very well for me when I’m not overstressed. I’m not saying, replace your medication with it. Yet, it may be worthwhile talking to a natural health practitioner or doing your own research.
And to improve the fatigue...I eat lots of dark berries. Anything else I can think of I can add at another time.
I had so many of my symptoms under control until about six months ago. But a major move – new stresses - and letting my dietary-guard down has put me back to where I was many years, ago. I know what I have to do. So, from yesterday I started doing the things I used to do (without medications) that made me feel so much better.
about the “depression”...I think depression is most probably a side-effect of many illnesses. Personally, I can’t believe that an illness (as profound as CFS) can be caused by depression. I mean, if depression caused CFS surely we’d be seeing many more millions of people coming down with this disease.
I hope it encourages you to know that I used to have severe esophageal spasm. It seems time (and perhaps the dietary changes I had made) simply healed it.
Good luck Robert...and all you other CFS warriors, out there! NewSky