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DolceVita

California 92111
I'm 26 and have had ME/CFS since May 2008. When I'm not working part-time, I spend my time resting, recovering, trying to enjoy the small things in life. I've been on a strict "wellness protocol" for the last two years, and I've seen genuine improvements (albeit very slow)...I've gone... Full Bio
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Progress of my physical activity by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've been in a bit of an emotional slump this last month or so, on the verge of tears (and beyond) constantly, and have been trying to pull myself out of it. Between the new ... Read on »
Vendor website for arts/crafts by the chronically ill? by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome So, to start, an update I guess. Feeling pretty down lately, my stupid jaw is not getting much better (can't open much to eat or talk) and my legs still hurt. Can't do much ... Read on »
Breaking down....and building back up? by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Ugh, I am SO incredibly frustrated right now! I feel like my body is falling apart. My back is not better from the whiplash; I can't sit up from laying down without pulling ... Read on »
Nutrition Talk by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've been a terrible blogger, and a terrible blog reader the last few months. I've been trying out a new "exercise" regime and spend pretty much all my time in bed recoverin ... Read on »
Linking Lyme Disease to CFS? by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've been hatching a bit of a scheme lately. I haven't taken any action on it yet, but I thought I'd put it out there at least, to get some feedback and to motivate me to ta ... Read on »
The trickiness of cortisol by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've been avoiding the computer a bit, my carpal tunnel has been acting up again. But I had this revelation recently and I thought I'd share. I've been feeling recently that ... Read on »
Free Lyme culture test for certain states - for research by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Let me first start with a fun fact I got today from my CFS doc during my appointment: 60-70% of the patients that come to him with CFS and Fibromyalgia turn out t ... Read on »
Asking for help by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Happy New Year everyone! So happy 2012 has passed, may 2013 be a better year for all of us :) I flew home for 4 days right before the New Year to see my family. It's no ... Read on »
8 month Lyme treatment update by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (See bottom for a brief summary, this is a bit long). I've been a bit MIA lately. A few days after I wrote my gung-ho post on taking control of my life and starting a grad ... Read on »
Taking control by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I feel like the CFS (or Chronic Lyme, now, I guess?) has been calling the shots the last few years but now it's time to take some of that control back! Well, I'm going to tr ... Read on »
A second chance? by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I am now officially unemployed. My boyfriend accepted the job in northern california and we moved 400 miles, essentially pretty last minute, over this past weekend. Of cours ... Read on »
All sorts of unsettled by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've been a bit MIA this summer, and the reason is that many many things in my life are completely up in the air right now. It's a very unsettling feeling, but one I've been ... Read on »
4 month Lyme treatment update by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome So, four months ago I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease...which will hopefully turn out to be the root cause of my CFS. Well, technically it's not 4 months until a week from n ... Read on »
Too much of a good(?) thing by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome So I made a bit of a mistake this past weekend with all of my supplement-taking. I've recently finished reading a maaahvelous book called  Healing Lyme: Natural Healing And ... Read on »
All hopped up on drugs...Lyme drugs, that is ;) by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I finally got my prescription for all my medications filled after much battling with the insurance company. Although they had originally approved Zithromax through 2013, the ... Read on »
My Lyme follow-up doctor appointment by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I just had my first doctor's visit with my CFS specialist since starting antibiotics for the Lyme 6 weeks ago. My blood work for the few tests came back at reasonable enough ... Read on »
1 month into my antibiotic Lyme disease treatment by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome When my CFS specialist doctor  and I were talking about Lyme when I first found out I had it, he said he can't predict the outcome of treatment with antibiotics. He mentione ... Read on »
How to get the new Lyme culture test by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Had some issues, had to repost) Since I got a positive result on the new Lyme culture test that came out recently, I thought I'd share as much information as I can on ge ... Read on »
Time for something new by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've been feeling a bit slumpier the last few weeks, my joints and muscles have been a bit more achy and I've had more of that burning/tingling sensation in my extremities a ... Read on »
Confirmed positive Lyme disease culture test results! by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome For the "moral of the story" of this post, feel free to skip to the end :) I went to see my doctor  (MD, endocrinologist--ie hormone doctor) last week and got the resul ... Read on »