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I Have Me Aka Cfs

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 51 People

    My Daughter Too

    My daughter found out a month ago that she also has CFS. This is of no surprise to me at all. I knew since she was a few months old. I had a feeling. She was pale and slept so much and wanted to sleep. The throat infections and yeast infections. The look of her. So much like me...
    MsBlueDreamer MsBlueDreamer 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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    M.e. Is Becoming "me"

    M.E. is becoming "me." Over the 9 years that I have suffered with ME/CFS more and more of my life, my identity, my personality and my existence has been chipped away at, lost to, or colonized by this illness. I now struggle to think of a single area in my life which is not in...
    LyingDormant LyingDormant 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2010

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    Just Finding Out

    I'm feeling so depressed. After reviewing my health cycles, I've just realised that I may have CFS. I haven't been myself since having glandular fever. I've been so tired. I always thought I just had a "weak immune system" but it's only today (after 3 years) I am facing...
    Folrig Folrig 22-25 Oct 19, 2008

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    It Came Out Of Nowhere...

    ... about four years ago... out of nowhere... I was suddenly reacting to milk and gluten... I was tested and came back clear, at the same time I was so worn out after the gym it took me the best part of a week to recover... and I started getting ill with the flu every few days...
    flutterly flutterly 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2013

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    Diet Effects...

    Here are the symptoms and time-frame for certain foods I eat that affect my condition: Yeast, wheat, gluten - extreme cardiovascular fatigue and intellectual confusion that lasts two days (or takes two full nights sleep to get over). I literally cannot think straight with gluten...
    flutterly flutterly 36-40, F Jan 13, 2013

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    I have had ME/CFS for about 4 years now.

    I find it very hard to cope sometimes. I am looking for a pen-pal. Someone who will be willing to write letters or emails every once in a while:) I am located in the UK, South Wales.
    MrsKAura MrsKAura 18-21, F Oct 1, 2014

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    I Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    I too have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, although I have been able to uphold my life as normally as possible. I also caught glandular fever afew years ago, right during my HSC. my doctor told me TWICE that it was only tonsillitis, so i continued to go to school which not only made it...
    Gomenasi Gomenasi 18-21, F Jul 7, 2008

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    Getting to Grips With Cfs

    It has bee na little over 2 months since My specialist finally agreed with me, That I've got CFS. The internet is such a great place to gain information. The only trouble is it can lead to overloading and sometimes causes panic. I've lived with the increasing worsening...
    StartingAfresh StartingAfresh 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 9, 2008

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    Hi i'm a 15 yr old girl

    and have CFS/M.E I've had it since I was 12 i also suffered from depression and panic attacks. I know sometimes you feel like giving up don't!! Keep going when you come through this you will be the strongest person you could imagine! Don't make your dreems any smaller aim higher...
    lottie15 lottie15 16-17, F May 17, 2014

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    "I'm Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired"

    I got diagnosed with M.E. when I was 12, now I'm 20yrs old and am still battling, or should that be living, with the illness and its repercussions. I don't know quite what to say here, over the years I seem to have mutated from a person who suffered ME into an ME sufferer, and...
    HorizonSurfer HorizonSurfer 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    13 Years Experience ;)

    None of the general 'disability' groups seemed appropriate, and my apologies for using the term 'CFS'- search engines always change M.E to 'Me', making it impossible to find ;) I caught Glandular Fever when I was 17 and never recovered. That is the short story; the long one is...
    Oracle Oracle 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 1, 2007

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    Rainy Day

    I was going to post this short bit in "I love the Rain" but I'm thinking it might fit this group better. I do love the sound of the rain, it's very relaxing. We've had weeks of sunshine here and it's lovely, bright, and makes my house plants and garden grow. It fills the house...
    MsBlueDreamer MsBlueDreamer 46-50, F Aug 14, 2012

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    It'S All In Your Head???!!!!

    I was diagnosed with my with I was 13 (now 21) after being bed bound for over 6 months the doctors finally told me I had M.E. I tried to live with my problem secretly but after missing most of my last 2 years at school and college, people began to notice! I lost many friends as...
    Nina91 Nina91 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2013

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