Recently I was reading about Gluten intolerance and I was surprised at the overlap of symptoms with the standard definition of ME/CFS – Fatigue, feeling rundown like you have the flu, joint pain or numbness in extremities, ‘foggy mind’ where concentration is difficult, headaches, prolonged changes in mental health and gastrointestinal discomfort. It seems that when our bodies are immunocompromised, the symptoms are similar no matter what the cause. According to the CDC, children in the US suffering with food allergies increased 18% from 1997 to 2007. An estimated 4% of the US adult population is food allergic - about 9 million.
Could you be struggling with a food allergy? Could a food or environmental allergy/sensitivity be complicating your recovery? Consider this as part of your continuing ‘case study of one’ as you work to understand your version of ME/CFS. Please COMMENT on this blog or Send in your thoughts and I’ll post them with your permission. You can use the Contact Form or send an email to Martha at DefeatCFS dot net. And Guest Blogs are most welcome!
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