Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, 2nd Edition Kindle Edition
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So, I struggled with the brain fog and read this book to try to help myself. All of my "imaginary" symptoms? Every one of them is described in this book. Here were my decades of misery and depression laid bare. I was now able to put together a clear picture of my illness and present it to my doctor. She heard me out and actually agreed with my diagnosis. And, although there's nothing more we can do than treat the symptoms as we have been, I feel better. No, wait, I don't feel better. But, I do feel free.
I no longer doubt myself. I don't question if my symptoms are real. I don't blame myself or fitness level when I'm out of breath and can't do things. I'm not constantly pushing myself, trying to do everything like "normal" people can (and like I thought I should). I no longer work myself to the point that it takes 4 days to recover from 1 afternoon. I've accepted my limits and am making sure that those closest to me accept them, too. For decades, I was ruthlessly mean to myself for being lazy or overweight or out of shape. Everything was a failure on my part.
I've been miserable; I was beyond depressed. This book literally--and I do mean literally--saved my life. I couldn't have forced myself to go on much longer. Yes, I am saying that I would definitely have been a suicide statistic. But, I gained power from reading: power to name my tormentor, power to stop blaming myself and power to find some inner peace.
Now, I follow the stellar advice, found here, of planning what I intend to accomplish each day and then do 75% of it. This remarkably simple tip has helped me reshape my life. I make it through my day unfrazzled, and still have something left for tomorrow. My experience with this book has been wonderful. I wholeheartedly recommend this work to anyone wondering if they might have CFS or to those just wanting to gain a better understanding of the syndrome. It's an extremely thorough and well-written treatment of the subject.
Now, I thank you for reading my story, but I really am worn out and my shoulders are killing, but my attitude is soaring like it hasn't in . . . forever. Time for a rest, friends.
Thanks to Ms. Verrillo for your research and insight! Well done!!
A) Comprehensive: It covers the history, and all the different ideas on causes and different treatment protocols
B) Objective: The author has done an excellent job of staying on the sideline and giving a balanced view of the complete landscape - this makes it an excellent place to start your journey to recovery (without bias).
Unfortunately CFS/ME is still a highly controversial area with a lot of misinformation, bad information, unqualified information and very limited research. Nonetheless the author has done a great job of structuring this book to make it relatively easy to get through and read. It is unavoidably a bit overwhelming with the many ideas and thought streams that are presented.
However, for me personally it has given me an excellent start in structuring my approach to treatment and recovery and seeking out the support I need with the available specialists.
Final reason this is invaluable: I had so many AHA moments, that's what happened, that's why I had that symptom. This is invaluable because most people with CFS/ ME are given vague diagnoses if any at all with little Validation through specific tests. This can lead you to doubt what you may have/ and what is wrong. As an example, I was personally diagnosed with possible brain cancer, and had symptoms that could lead one to think you are developing MS or Parkinsons. If I had had this book from the start I would've known with much higher certainty that I very probably had CFS/ME and this would have allowed me to make quicker progress and avoid all the concern and wasted time researching MS/Parkinsons.
If you or someone close to you has CFS/ME - or has been given a probable diagnosis - get this book. It will set you up in the best place to start the journey to recovery.