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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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I'm Bloated, Not Pregnant by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello faithful readers! My apologies for the slow down in posting.I have been putting most of my energy into getting better, so I've slowed down on the blogging. Don't worr ... Read on »
I'm in the Georgetown CFS Study! by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm in the Georgetown CFS Study, and so is my husband Kenny (he's a healthy control subject)! The study is called " Proteomics of Cerebrospinal Fluid in Chronic Fatigue Syndr ... Read on »
I'm Insanely Itchy! by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm feeling much better than before. My low-grade fever reached its peak at 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday. By Tuesday evening my temperature was down to 98.8, and today it ... Read on »
I'm Losing My Hair (Part I) by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I apologize for the long periods between posts. This year has been a difficult one with all sorts of unpleasant surprises. Just a few weeks after my photoallergic rea ... Read on »
I'm Losing My Hair (Part II): Visit to the Dermatologist by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My visit to the dermatologist on Friday, November 11 was a blur because I was just so shocked that she could easily see my hair loss. I didn't even have the chance to te ... Read on »
Isn't It Ironic? by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I still enjoy singing along to Alanis Morissette's song Ironic whenever I hear it on the radio (every once in a blue moon). Isn't it ironic? I was thinking about a few thi ... Read on »
It Might Not Be Epilepsy?! by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I might not have epilepsy. Everything has happened so fast that I'm still processing the recent events. I saw the epilepsy specialist on Monday. My mom came int ... Read on »
It's not Lupus, but... by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Has it really been two months since my last post?  I really have no idea how time can be passing so quickly...sheesh!  Well, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Ne ... Read on »
Itchy Update by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The itching seems to be getting better...slowly but surely. (See I'm Insanely Itchy! for background. Here's my timeline of itchiness: Wednesday, September 23: Stopp ... Read on »
Just Resting by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've spent most of this weekend just resting (except for this morning when I went to coffee with a friend who will be moving to another state). I'm feeling better now tha ... Read on »
Know of any successful treatments for stubborn eczema spots? by Alyson Posted in: Questions & Answers in Skin Health I have had eczema for years and have tried all sorts of treatments: Rx and OTC steroids, Elidel, acupuncture, and various creams, oils, and lotions that claim to "cure" ecze ... Read on »
Lack of support: Medical (Post by Kenny) by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The following post is the first of several by my husband, Kenny. Thanks for reading! ~Alyson *********** Ignorance, it is a pervasive mindset that transcends educati ... Read on »
Looking for Lupus AGAIN?! by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I know I still have to write an update on my nuclear DNA and CoQ10 tests, but something more pressing has come up that I thought I should blog about... I'm getting ... Read on »
Lupus or Not? by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I had my appointment with the "specialist" today.  I put quotation marks around "specialist" because I'm using that term loosely. It turns out that she was another derma ... Read on »
ME/CFS Sleepydust Video by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This video was created by sleepydust.net especially for family and friends of those with CFS/ME. Today's Activities: work. Today's Symptoms: exhaustion, moderate ... Read on »
ME/CFS Video by Nate by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Nate visited my blog a few days ago. Also 30 years old, he is a fellow advocate from Vancouver, Canada. He created this video. Read on »
Medications & Treatments by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I have been prescribed and tried countless medications and treatments over the years. They are too numerous for me to remember, so I am just listing what I am currently taking ... Read on »
Medications & Treatments by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I have been prescribed and tried countless medications and treatments over the years. They are too numerous for me to remember, so I am just listing what I am currently taki ... Read on »