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I Have Me Aka Cfs

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 48 People

    "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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    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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    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 41-45, F Aug 14, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My cousin, who is a doctor, talked to me a few days ago about my constant tiredness. The thing is I go to bed before midnight, I don't even remember when was the last time I made...
    delusi0nal delusi0nal 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I have fibromyalgia like millions of people. How many of us suffer from CFS, fibro, Lupus, arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, gout, mental and emotional issues? Is it progressive...
    fibromommy fibromommy 41-45, F Mar 5

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    I was diagnosed with Fibro and CFS around 2010. I am on two medications which help with the everyday pain and keep that pain to a bearable amount. However, I am struggling when the...
    TxJen35 TxJen35 31-35, F Mar 22

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    In order to accomplish this I am planning to travel to SouthAmerica in April... Btw, my method is sodium pentobarbital ( aka Nembutal ) and I know where it can be found there ... I...
    mybygone mybygone 46-50, M Mar 4

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    In order to accomplish this I am planning to travel to SouthAmerica in April... Btw, my method is sodium pentobarbital ( aka Nembutal ) and I know where it can be found there ... I...
    mybygone mybygone 46-50, M 5 Responses Mar 4

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    Let's see: Selene (Underworld), Akasha (Queen of the Damned), All of the Witches of East End, and Marie Laveau (Freak Show)
    GeneticMATERIAL GeneticMATERIAL 41-45, M Mar 11

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    The best night ever. Was on snap chat talking to my crush aka my guy best friend and right before he was going to sleep he told me that he loves me. My day just got ten times...
    dimplesgirl17 dimplesgirl17 13-15, F Mar 13

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    Blue eyes and a ginger (aka redhead or strawberry blonde)
    animallover412 animallover412 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'll be over on my other account aka throwawaychild.. ****'s about to get real...
    AwesomeAlert AwesomeAlert 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have rescued 3 rabbits! •Mollo, who is an English Spot I have had for 2 years now! He's the most playful, cutest bun. He loves to cuddle! He was my first adoptee! He was such...
    SoulfulJourney SoulfulJourney 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    So basically most people who aren't that close to me don't know that I am a person who suffers from GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder). Some of the symptoms of GAD include...
    devinesoul94 devinesoul94 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I am a 23 year old and was just charged with a DUI over the weekend. No one was hurt. No one else was involved. Just me. I always had a rule when driving after having drinks...
    lookahead49 lookahead49 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Girls with straight hair don't know how easy they have it. -_- The fact that I actually have to "do" my hair every morning in order for it to look it's best is annoying...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    most of the ppl who say the are bpd and not been diagnose by a professional. ive taken a lot of test , and it comes up that i have strong indicators of it , they confirmed i do...
    WhiteRice14 WhiteRice14 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Yes, I have a lava lamp in my bedroom. I'm not ashamed to have spent $25 on it. It has clear fluid in it with purple "lava," in it. Personally, I think they're cool, and bring a...
    enigmaticraven enigmaticraven 31-35, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I don't understand why dying has to be a bad thing. I seriously can't wait. I believe in God...was raised southern Baptist...but have formed sort of own belief. I know that IF...
    DownSouthFlGirl69 DownSouthFlGirl69 26-30 15 hrs ago

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    I am in 8th grade and most of my friends have dated or have a girlfriend, what should I do or how do I become friends with a girl?
    FedExPizza FedExPizza 41-45, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I just got transferred from one community mental health center to another, and today the new psychiatrist asked me what I was diagnosed with during my last hospital stay. I said...
    sarahk85 sarahk85 26-30, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    As I go about my daily run its my relationship that is running through my mind, how did it degrade to what its become? How could I make things better? Do I want to try and save it...
    spiritofthecelts spiritofthecelts 31-35, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I have a few great friends that I have never met. Best friends* each message from them reminds me that I am not alone, but it hurts when all I need is a hug and no one is here...
    Harper101 Harper101 16-17, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I have dated a lot of Women in my time, and I found out one thing. It is, that white women, can be extremely boring at times. Notice I did not say, all the time. I said at times...
    Elkins91 Elkins91 22-25, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    My sister and mother just laid the law down on me by severe arguing only coz I didnt want my kids to here my sister's convo after midnight with her friends as I have set rules for...
    Fizzy0875 Fizzy0875 36-40, F 9 hrs ago

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    i have low self esteem, and i hate it. because i love myself, but its like i find trouble thinking in that way everyday. i have headaches sometimes thinking about bad things. I am...
    NonoFlorArtist NonoFlorArtist 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I know for some people the following statement may be a shock and may even be disbelieved ....... You can disagree with someone without insulting them or being condescending. I...
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    What does it really mean to be soul mates? I believe I have found him. We've known each other for years, our paths crossing with the potential for love twice before. But this...
    queennaji queennaji 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Well we should start from the beginning but I have made the decision to become open about this even though i don't want to but I feel like I have to. I started back in 6th grade I...
    beeella beeella 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    Oooooh....... there are so many! I think I might have a pet peeve about how many pet peeves I have!
    girlfaith girlfaith 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    im not sure why im writing everydat i find is hell and struggling i do not feel connected i have therapy to day at mental heath i dtread going ouy there is in a badf s[pot im...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    You know those times when you start to feel very sexual but you can't do anything about it? Yes! I have been feeling very... sexual since yesterday! I am going nuts! I need sexual...
    Mariferb86 Mariferb86 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Yes, I am married, with children, and have fallen in love with someone on the side. My new male lover makes me feel so wonderful and loved when we are together. We have so much...
    maryannelamb maryannelamb 46-50, F 7 Responses 3 hrs ago

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