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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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Interesting Article by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Ok, I know I just said that reading articles on CFS makes me depressed, but I decided to run a search on "surviving CFS" in Google in hopes of more positive results. And I f ... 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 »
Morale Imperative by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm home with my parents for the 3-day weekend. Quite lovely to be pampered and taken care of at home :) It's been a while since I've been at my baseline and boy does it fee ... Read on »
My idea of what "the cure" currently is... by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I am now more than ever convinced that given unlimited rest, sunshine, fresh air, and healthy stretching this thing can be beaten. OK, and maybe unlimited financial resource ... 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 »
My Story Part I - The Beginning by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome On April 1st, 2008, I woke up at 5 am with a high fever (102) and swollen tonsils.  I thought it was just the flu at first and subsequently went into work, high fever and al ... Read on »
My Story Part II - Europe by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome So, let's recap. I got mono. A month later, when I was far from recovery, I decided to take even more time off work and go on the 3-week backpacking trip through Europe that ... Read on »
Naltrexone for CFS by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Well, hello, this looks promising . Must remember to ask doctor about it this week! Searched PubMed though, no journal articles or studies done on it and CFS, hmm... Si ... Read on »
New Lyme Disease Culture Test by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I just saw another person's post on Lyme and decided to give my (quick) 2 cents. Forgot to mention, I got the new snazzy Lyme disease test by Advanced Laboratory Services, p ... 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 »
Old Friends by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome One of my best friends from high school (7 years ago now) just called me to say hello. We lost touch a bit after we graduated and moved on to bigger and better things for th ... Read on »
One Year Anniversary by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My boyfriend and I met for the first time a year ago, as of yesterday. I felt like it was worth noting since we starting dating a little over a year  after I got sick. The w ... Read on »
Optimism or avoidance? by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I try to be optimistic most of the time, and it can't always be helped not to be. But I feel like I've gotten a little better over the last couple of years about being less ... Read on »
Other People's Stories by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Another thought. I started this blog in the hopes of connecting with people. I feel like no one in my life understands what I'm going through so I wanted to find people who ... Read on »
Our own worst enemies by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It's late and I've had an especially exhausting past few days, so this may be incoherent. But I think in the end we are our own worst enemies. OK, I shouldn't generalize. I ... Read on »
Possible positive Lyme culture test results by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome So my doc had me to the new Advanced Lab Services Lyme culture test (see this post ). He said I wasn't getting better fast enough on his treatment for CFS and wanted to get ... Read on »
Preliminary Words by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This will have to be brief for the time being as I'm recovering quite a bit from a long day and week. But I am too excited not to write even the tiniest bit here to start of ... Read on »
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 »
Recovery Stories, Legs-Up-the-Wall, and other things by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've disappeared off of blogger for a few weeks. Been a bit bummed after reading that article about CFS and pregnancy and have been pointlessly brooding over my future. Too ... Read on »
Skipping ahead 5 years by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I don't know why I choose to torture myself with these things, but here I am. In my most wonderful wisdom, I decided to look up CFS and pregnancy . It's not looking good, fr ... Read on »