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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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Acceptance by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I sometimes think a lot of the "moving forward" part of our lives depends quite a bit on acceptance. Acceptance of what is, acceptance of what isn't (and how very much there ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Busy busy busy by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Well...relatively busy. For me, anyway! Had dinner with the beau's parents for the first time last night. They don't know about me and my oh-so-specialness, so I had to pret ... 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 »
End-of the week thoughts by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I realize it's Sunday so most people's weeks have already ended, but Sunday's always the day I assess how I'm doing. It's hard to day-by-day since I don't do a constant amou ... 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 »
Gamma Globulin Injections & Reverse T3 by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've been doing self-administered (well, more like mom-administered) gamma globulin injections since December/January or so. I actually suggested it to my CFS doc and he agr ... Read on »
Hanging out on my own by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My roommate has been gone since May 24th. She's off traveling in Israel and Europe until June 20-something. Need I say how jealous I am? :) Anyway, I was happy to see her go ... Read on »
Health Website by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Quick note: I was introduced to this website called " Patients Like Me " which I'm finding pretty cool. Things you can do on there Sign up and fill in your informatio ... Read on »
Hello and Happy 2012! by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've been away from here for quite a bit. I suddenly stopped having the urge to post, and even more generally read about CFS-related things. I think doing those things pulls ... 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 »
Hurray, it's almost Friday! by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I love Fridays. Especially Fridays that I take off from work. I switched to working part-time (20 hours) 4 months or so ago. And up until a few weeks ago, I could only work ... Read on »
If it's not one thing it's another... by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Or really it's just everything all at once! I've finally found a tiny bit of extra energy to invest in developing some interests (ie learning about design, web programming, ... Read on »