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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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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: 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: 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 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 »
Headache Hindsight Meltdown by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Disclaimer: I had brain fog while writing this post. Please excuse any rambling or incoherent sentences. It's taken me a little more than a week, but I've mostly process ... Read on »
Headache Hindsight Meltdown by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It's taken me a little more than a week, but I've mostly processed what happened to me the Sunday I arrived in California. (See The Worst Headache of My Life for background ... Read on »
Dipping a Toe in the Alternative Medicine Waters (Part I) by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My journey down the path of alternative medicine began due to the influence of my current doctor. She is an Internal Medicine doctor who treats many patients with HIV/AIDS or ... Read on »
Dipping a Toe in the Alternative Medicine Waters (Part I) by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My journey down the path of alternative medicine began due to the influence of my current doctor. She is an Internal Medicine doctor who treats many patients with HIV/AIDS o ... Read on »
A Quick Hello by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Thank you for all the support in response to my Headache post. I just wanted to check in to say hello and let everyone know that I am feeling much better than I was on Su ... Read on »
A Quick Hello by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Thank you for all the support in response to my Headache post. I just wanted to check in to say hello and let everyone know that I am feeling much better than I was on ... Read on »
The Worst Headache of My Life by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Today I had a bit of a scare. Earlier today I became almost completely incapacitated because of a horrendous headache and considered going to the emergency room. I still ... Read on »
The Worst Headache of My Life by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Today I had a bit of a scare. Earlier today I became almost completely incapacitated because of a horrendous migraine headache and considered going to the emergency room. ... Read on »
The Best Birthday Present Ever by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My birthday was this week, and I've got mixed feelings about it. I'm 31 now. For me my birthday felt like yet another year of my young life had passed without any major improv ... Read on »
The Best Birthday Present Ever by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My birthday was this week, and I've got mixed feelings about it. I'm 31 now. For me my birthday felt like yet another year of my young life had passed without any major impr ... 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 »
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 »
Video: XMRV on Good Morning America by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I think this interview just happened this morning... Does a Virus Cause Chronic Fatigue? (Shared via AddThis ) Thanks to Lori for bringing this video to my attentio ... Read on »
Video: XMRV on Good Morning America by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I think this interview just happened this morning... Thanks to Lori for bringing this interview to my attention! Today's Activities: travel for work ... Read on »
Traveling with CFIDS is Rough by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hello from California! I'm in the Golden State this week on business. Just thought I'd check in with a short post since I was already online checking my work email. Trave ... Read on »