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Alyson

Somewhere, Texas
I'm a thirtysomething female, and I've suffered from a number of chronic illnesses for my entire adult life, including allergies, asthma, eczema, GERD, IBS, ME/CFS, migraines, myopathy (muscle weakness), PCOS, pre-diabetes, and more. Most recently, a rheumatologist diagnosed me with a... Full Bio
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Emerging from Survival Mode by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've been back in town since Saturday, but I've been in survival mode since then. When I travel for work, I have to conserve every ounce of energy possible and rest as ... Read on »
Emerging from Survival Mode by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've been back in town since Saturday, but I've been in survival mode since then. When I travel for work, I have to conserve every ounce of energy possible and rest as mu ... Read on »
End of the Week Energy Crash by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I started crashing on Wednesday. I made it to work every day this week, but it got harder and harder as the week progressed. Making it through the day became an Olympic s ... Read on »
Faith and Spirituality by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I intentionally don't discuss religion in my blog because I want people of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds to feel comfortable when they enter my world. Religion, after ... Read on »
Feeling Down and Stressed by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've been feeling down since yesterday. (I haven't felt this down in a while.) I've figured out that there are a number of reasons why I'm feeling so blue. Work has be ... Read on »
Feeling Much Better Now by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Thank you to everyone who posted words of support! I'm feeling much better now. Of course, I'm still as tired as ever, but my mood has improved greatly since the weekend. ... Read on »
Georgetown CFS Study: Day 1 by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Please see I'm in the Georgetown CFS Study for background. It's very late, but I felt the need to write a quick post about the Georgetown CFS study that my husband and I ... Read on »
Georgetown CFS Study: Day 1 by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Please see I'm in the Georgetown CFS Study for background. It's very late, but I felt the need to write a quick post about the Georgetown CFS study that my husband and ... Read on »
Georgetown CFS Study: Day 2 by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Disclaimer: Today is November 14. I actually wrote this post on Thursday, November 12, but was not able to upload it to my blog because of lack of internet access. I am retr ... Read on »
Georgetown CFS Study: Day 3 (Complications) by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Disclaimer: Today is November 15 (very early). I am retroactively uploading it under the correct date of the actual events. Day three started out fine but quickly deterio ... Read on »
Georgetown CFS Study: Hospital Experience by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm still lying on my back at my parents' house to aid with the healing process. It is painful to sit or stand for more than brief periods of time -- probably because of the ... Read on »
Georgetown CFS Study: Hospital Experience by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm still lying on my back at my parents' house to aid with the healing process. It is painful to sit or stand for more than brief periods of time -- probably because of the s ... Read on »
Georgetown CFS Study: Still in DC by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome To my readers: Thank you for the continued comments on my Georgetown posts. Even those of you not leaving comments, I appreciate your sending healthy thoughts my way. You ha ... Read on »
Georgetown CFS Study: Still in DC by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome To my readers: Thank you for the continued comments on my Georgetown posts. Even those of you not leaving comments, I appreciate your sending healthy thoughts my way. You ha ... Read on »
Georgetown CFS Study: Unpleasant Surprises by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome To my readers: Thank you for all the comments so far on all my Georgetown posts. They have really helped to lift my spirits. I have been physically and emotionally overwhelm ... Read on »
Georgetown CFS Study: Unpleasant Surprises by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome To my readers: Thank you for all the comments so far on all my Georgetown posts. They have really helped to lift my spirits. I have been physically and emotionally overwhelm ... Read on »
Getting Better is Exhausting by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Ugh. Sorry about the long silence. I've had all sorts of problems with new medications combined with horrible insomnia, so I have not felt up to writing. This post will be ... Read on »
Giant Potholes in the Road of Life by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome There is a road not far from my house that has the worst potholes in the world. I'm talking about jaw-breaking, brain-rattling caverns that shock me every time I drive o ... Read on »
Gluten-Free Me?! And Casein, Too? by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Yet another issue that people with ME/CFS often battle is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). I certainly have digestive issues. I've been diagnosed with IBS and acid reflux; I ... Read on »
Got the Regular Flu Shot Today by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Ugh. I got the regular flu shot today, and my body is not enjoying it. I ache all over, have a low-grade fever, and just had a nasty bout of diarrhea (which I doubt has anythi ... Read on »