Along the way I was diagnosed by many well meaning and somewhat helpful family and friends and also by more negative people most of whom labeled me with all kinds of diseases and determined, whether they had met me or not, that I didn’t really have ME/CFS/SEID. They decided that I actually had ‘fill in the blank’ flavor of choice. I don’t think this was a unique experience for me. I would guess that most patients who get the ME/CFS/SEID diagnosis have to deal with some judgmental ‘know it all’s.
If you’re not already on the ‘case study of one’ track, I encourage you to start. This means keeping a daily health record with times, activities, symptoms, treatments, nutrition, etc. The time is well spent as you begin to see, after a period of time, a true picture of your real disease ebb and flo - not marred by ME/CFS/SEID brain fog. Are you keeping a daily health record? How are you tracking your specific version of ME/CFS/SEID? 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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Be Well Again,