Posted 8/7/2012 2:42 PM (GMT -6)
I have been suffering from CFS for 14 months. As you all know, it is miserable. I have been to every kind of doctor on earth searching for answers and hoping for a different diagnosis of something more treatable. Over the last month, I have been taking matters into my own hands and I must say, although I'm not 100%, I am so significantly better that I wanted to share in the hope that others may benefit.
First, I drastically changed my diet. I am currently dairy free, gluten free, sugar free, and alcohol free. My diet consists of lean, organic meat, tons and tons of fresh veggies, almond milk, hummus, and occasionally a sweet potato or gluten free brown rice cake. Basically, I am doing the Candida Diet. I'm taking natural supplements to stimulate my lymphatic system, my adrenals, as well as an herbal supplement to cleanse my intestines. I am doing all of this under the care of a Board Certified Chiropractor that specializes in integrative and functionalist medicine from Cupertino, Ca.
The first week on the diet was awful. It takes committment--you have to plan your meals and eat throughout the day so you stay full. Everything has sugar in it, so you really learn to read labels.
In a short period of time, I have come through a horrible flare up and am feeling like I have more energy. My fatigue is decreased as are many of my symptoms. My primary complaint right now is persistent lightheadedness, but for the first time this morning it didn't start right away and I had about two hours where I felt about 85% well, which I haven't felt since the onset of my illness.
At any rate, I hope that someone out there sees this and is willing to give it a try. I know it won't help everyone, but it certainly won't hurt anyone, either.