- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Disease Course Over Time
- began after spending 60 hours in waterlogged building. After 18 months improved, sick half time/ well half the time, relapses 3-4x's/year
- Approximate Date of Illness Began
- constant flu-like illnesses in 1997, self-medicated with 1-18 cups of coffee daily, experienced fatigue, some fever, joint pain, IBS, UTI, knee cartilage problems
- Treatments That Helped
- N-A-C and combination antibiotics for CPn; Inosine/DMAE/Arginine-Ornithine; ATP promoters Sam-e, NADH; Folate and methylation boosters; Glutathione promotors; Piracetam; T3 Triiodothyronine; DHEA; Heavy metal chelation; Biofilm removal; Cat's Claw; collodial silver; Bikram Yoga
- Present State of Health
- Fully recovered - no restrictions at all
- Words of Advice
Don't give up. Get angry that this illness that has taken your health and life, and be determined to beat it.
Become knowledgeable about CFS and treatments, and be willing to experiment with supplements and herbals after researching.
Test for heavy metals first and then chelate with biofilm removal protocol first if needed before starting treatment.
Prescription medications won't be effective if the bacteria or virus is protected by a matrix of metals and mucus plaques (biofilms).
Many antibiotics and vitamins will free lead and mercury and redistribute causing anxiety, depression, brain fog or die off symptoms.
Add prescription meds or supplements one at a time and slowly increasing dose, noting positive of negative effects.
When you run out of something take a break to see if any beneficial effect lessen without it.
As you get better meds and supplements will affect you differently. Get a lot of rest, eat well, and start to exercise.
- Suggested Resources
http://www.drmyhill.co.uk/ and everything on this site
www.CPnhelp.org if diagnosed with Clamydia Pnuemonia
Another collection of resources:
"I'm not sure if I would relapse if I stopped a healthy lifestyle. Able to do hard physical labor and exercise without any bad effect. I'm in better physical condition than before illness."