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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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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. Tra ... Read on »
An Eventful Week by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Wow, I'm still processing all the events of the past week or so. A quick recap: XMRV linked to CFIDS/CFS/ME...enough said. In addition to my already known deficiencie ... Read on »
An Eventful Week by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Wow, I'm still processing all the events of the past week or so. A quick recap: XMRV linked to CFIDS/CFS/ME...enough said. In addition to my already known deficienc ... 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 »
So Far, No Crash by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm still feeling pretty awful from my flu shot yesterday, but so far I haven't had a big crash. Of course, I'm trying to take it easy so as not to upset the delicate balance ... 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 »
More Deficiencies in My Blood by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Well, I finally got back my lab results from the micronutrient blood tests that I first mentioned in my July 2 post Human Pin Cushion and again on September 10 in All Sorts of ... Read on »
Discovery: XMRV Retrovirus Linked to CFS by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Image of XMRV from Whittemore Peterson Institute Wow! This discovery is all over the news. Check out these articles: Scientific American"Retrovirus ... Read on »
Video: What Would You Do? by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The CFIDS Association of America created this moving video using responses from 1,784 CFS patients to the question: "What would you do if you were completely well tomorrow?" ... Read on »
Another Itchy Update by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm happy to report that the itching is loads better than it was when this whole ordeal started. I'm still getting itchy spells, but they are not nearly as intense or long-las ... 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 »
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 »
Sick & Georgetown Update by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Sorry about the longer than expected absence. I think I'm having a delayed crash from my trip to the Midwest (see Back from the Midwestern US for background). I've been sick w ... Read on »
Research Alert: Healthy Volunteers Needed for Georgetown CFS Study by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Do you or does someone you know live near Washington, DC (or are you willing to travel there at your own expense)? Georgetown University is conducting a research study ca ... Read on »
Back from the Midwestern US by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm back from my whirlwind business trip to the Midwestern United States. In just one week, I visited Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Ohio. I saw so many corn fiel ... Read on »
Blogging for Invisible Illness Week by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Yesterday marked the start of National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week, so I am blogging for invisible illness awareness. I was supposed to blog yesterday ... Read on »
Promising News from the CDC? by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It seems that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is paying more attention to the CFS community and advocates. On September 1, 2009, they posted the following ... Read on »
All Sorts of Updates by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Well, today is Day Three of my latest low-grade fever. It's bad enough that I feel really awful (more so that usual, that is), but not bad enough for me to stay home from work ... Read on »
30 Things About My Invisible Illness... by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome From the Invisible Illness Week website: We've all seen the list “20 things about me” “50 thing about me you didn't know…” They can actually be interesting if you w ... Read on »
I Can't Remember What I Forgot by Alyson Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome What was I saying? What were we talking about? I'm sorry, would you say that again? I didn't understand. Remember when we were talking the other day about the ... Read on »