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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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How Can It Possibly be July? by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I didn't exactly mean to take this long of a break from blogging... Thanks for all your patience (and hello to my new readers)! So much has happened -- both good and ... Read on »
Too Tired to Blog by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've been so mentally and physically tired the last few months that I haven't been very good about blogging. There have been so many times when I've thought something ... Read on »
Back in the Saddle Again...I Think... by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello everyone! I'm finally back at work. Actually, I've been back since the beginning of this month, but I just haven't had the mental strength to write a post. ... Read on »
Happy New Year! by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I haven't been blogging much lately because I've been focusing on my health, but I thought I'd come out of my cave and say hello. I've had a rough time adjusting to t ... Read on »
Seriously?! Epilepsy?! by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I wrote this post on Wednesday, December 23, but it's taken me some time to get up the nerve to publish this post because of the life-changing implications and complication ... Read on »
AAAAAAARGH, I NEED SLEEP!!! by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My sleep-wake pattern is so disturbed at this point that I'm getting a little loopy and am craving even just one night of good sleep. This problem has gone on more than two ... 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 »
Neurologist Trip and Medication Side Effects by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My cognitive and motor (i.e., typing) functioning is poor at the moment because I have been awake since yesterday morning at 10am - with the exception of a 3 hour nap I man ... Read on »
Two Steps Back, Baby Steps Forward by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm feeling quite ill today, but I felt the need to write a post because I feel it's important to document my experiences during this challenging time. I am mentally fatigued, ... Read on »
Two Steps Back, Baby Steps Forward by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm feeling quite ill today, but I felt the need to write a post because I feel it's important to document my experiences during this challenging time. I am mentally fatigue ... Read on »
Too Sick to Work by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I have fallen into such a major crash that I am no longer able to work at this time. Since my lumbar puncture and subsequent blood patch (see previous posts regarding th ... Read on »
Too Sick to Work by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I have fallen into such a major crash that I am no longer able to work at this time. Since my lumbar puncture and subsequent blood patch (see previous posts regarding t ... Read on »
Healthy Volunteers STILL Needed for Georgetown CFS Study by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Note: This post is a copy and paste (and slightly edited) version of something I've posted and emailed before. I am posting again because it is so important. Do you or d ... Read on »
Healthy Volunteers STILL Needed for Georgetown CFS Study by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Note: This post is a copy and paste (and slightly edited) version of something I've posted and emailed before. I am posting again because it is so important. Do you or d ... 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 »
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: 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 »