"Chronic Fatigue Gone" - After 16 Years Jason Figures It Out

"Chronic Fatigue Gone" - After 16 Years Jason Figures It Out

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Resource Type
Jason Boyce
  1. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Disease Course Over Time
I Got flu/EBV (or XMRV) early 2000’s and was sick for 3 weeks, with fever, cough, etc. I never felt quite the same after the virus and my health steadily declined until I was diagnosed with ME/CFS. The decline was slow but steady.
Type of Onset
acute flu-like
Approximate Date of Illness Began
16-20 years
Functionality at it's Worst
Somewhat homebound
Crushing fatigue, post-exertional malaise, muscle and joint pain, impaired cognitive functioning, headaches, depression
Treatments That Made A Big Difference
Hydrogen peroxide IVs, nebulized glutathione
Treatments That Helped
Alpha stim therapy helped with calmness but not with sleep, PEMF therapy combined with red light therapy, exercise with oxygen therapy (EWOT), high-dose vitamin D, ketamine IVs for depression, daily meditation, Sermorelin for sleep, cervical collar, intermittent fasting
Treatments That Had No Effect
heat therapy (sauna)
Treatments That Made You Worse
Present State of Health
  1. Almost recovered - Able to lead norrmal lifestyle
  2. Leads near normal life but cannot exercise vigorously
Jason's Story - I was tired most of the time, but with some good days. On the good days, I would try to exercise and then crashed badly the next day. The crashes lasted longer and longer until any type of exercise left me bedbound for several days. I learnt how to carefully manage my energy levels, which meant no exercise at all and very short walks. Inevitably, I became depressed, frustrated by the fact that I couldn’t exercise or even play with my kids for any length of time.

I also got frustrated with the medical community, with primary care doctors completely misunderstanding the disease, prescribing me antidepressants and urging me to exercise more. I sought the advice of ME/CFS specialist that opened my eyes to the range of therapies that are available. So I decided to experiment on myself and record the results in a journal for each type of therapy I tried.

Over the months and years that ensued, I realized that I had recorded a large amount of valuable information regarding various types of therapies, vitamins and pharmaceuticals, specifically what worked and what didn’t work. I then decided to collate the information and write a book in order to help others navigate the myriad of therapies and pinpoint the things that actually work.

I have called the book "Chronic Fatigue Gone! A Recovery Plan for Long COVID. ME/CFS, Lyme & Fibromyalgia (and for anyone who wants more energy)."
Words of Advice
In conclusion, these therapies combined help me live a relatively normal life (he can't run but can play golf, work, and play with his kids ). It's costly, time-consuming, and takes some fortitude to keep working and using these therapies. Sometimes I lapse, miss a few days, then count the cost. So I brush myself off and get back on the therapy horse, so to speak. There are few things in life that are easy, and a chronic illness is certainly not one of them! But with a bit of determination and fortitude, it is possible.
Suggested Resources
  • CFS Unraveled - Get Well by Treating the Cause Not Just the Symptoms of CFS, Fibromyalgia, POTS and Related Syndromes by Dan Neuffer.
  • The Healer Within - My Recovery from Chronic Lyme, CFS and Autoimmune Disease by Holly Chameli
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of CFS and ME - It’s Mitochondria, not Hypochondria by Dr. Sarah Myhill
  • CHRONIC - The Hidden Cause of the Autoimmune Pandemic and How to Get Healthy Again - by Steven Philips, MD, and Dana Parish with Kristin Loberg.
  • Rapid Virus Recovery - No Need to Live in Fear! by Thomas E. Levy MD, JD (hydrogen peroxide therapy via nebulization)
  • The One Minute Cure - The Secret to Healing Virtually All Diseases by Madison Cavanaugh (hydrogen peroxide therapy)
  • The Glutathione Revolution, Fight Disease, Slow Aging and Increase Energy with the Master Antioxidant by Nayan Patel, Pharm D
  • The Optimal Dose - Restore Your Health With the Power of Vitamin D3 by Judson Somerville, MD
  • The Oxygen Revolution (Third Edition), Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:
  • Breakthrough Gene Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury and Other Disorders by Paul G Harch, MD, and Virginia McCullough
  • PEMF - The 5th Element of Health - Learn Why Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy Supercharges Your Health Like Nothing Else! by Bryant A. Meyers
  • Red Light Therapy - Miracle Medicine by Mark Sloan
  • Vagus Nerve and Polyvagal Theory Exposed by Sharon Copeland
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