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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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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 »
Swimming in the stream by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And trying to just let things float on by and not snag, but it's not working at the moment. I've managed to get my life to a (self-deluding) point where it felt like things ... Read on »
Tracking activity throughout the day by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome One thing I've started doing since about Feb 2011 is using a pedometer to keep track of how far I walk throughout the day. It's been wonderful for me because at the end of t ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Valtrex & Valcyte for CFS by DolceVita Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  Thought I'd post this now, or else I'll probably forget to otherwise. Yes, yet another study on another "wonder drug". Vacyclovir/valacyclovir/Valtrex for EBV-infected pati ... 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 »
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 »