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Hi All, When I was at my worst with CFS, I used to search the internet for information and grow ever more despairing at the lack of people who seemed to be recovering. Now that I'm recovering I realise that the last thing on your mind when you are recovering is going back to those depressing forums - there's too much fun to catch up on! So my first point is don't despair. Secondly, I'd like to share the understanding of CFS/ME/etc that I came to through my extensive reading and also the ...
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How did it start I was walking around a car boot sale when I felt a throbbing pain in both my hips, by the time I got home the pain had increased. I didn’t think anything of it and spent the afternoon with my feet up. When I woke up the next day my muscles and joints felt so stiff that I could only walk around like I was 100 years old not 29. As the week went on the pain gradually crept up my back and I decided it was time to see my GP. I immediately had 5 blood tests for arthritis, rheumati ...
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Where it All Started I first got sick towards the end of 1999 shortly after the birth of my first child. I had repeated flare ups of arthritis, kidney inflammation, pleuresy, skin rashes and extreme fatigue. I was a reserved, self sufficient person, and I thought that my will alone was enough to make it go away, and didn't really share what was going on with anyone. I was happy and enjoying my life with my new child and would not allow these recurring spells of illness to impose on that life ...
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In Categories: Fibromyalgia; Lupus (SLE);

I suffered with regular tummy discomfort for several years. I had bloating, and an achey sensation that moved around my abdomen. It came and stayed for a few days, then went for a day or so. I visited my doctor, who examined me, and told me I had IBS. I was prescribed several different drugs to limit the tension in my digestive system, but nothing seemed to help. I tried acupuncture, and visited a homeopath. I also tried a course of therapeutic counselling, thinking that maybe I was stress ...
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In Categories: Irritable Bowel Syndrome;