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Jozephine

I've been living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia for most of my adult life although I didn't know it. It really took a hold six years ago when I was working in a stressful job and a number of big life events happened in a short space of time. I crashed big style. It took another... Full Bio
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Brain Zaps by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome As promised, a bit more about brain zaps. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSRI_discontinuation_syndrome I'd forgotten it was a feature of coming off SSRI antidepressants. ... Read on »
Breaking down and breaking through by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Trigger alert: This post is about recovering a memory of traumatic abuse. I don't go into details about content, only into events surrounding the recovery of the memory.  ... Read on »
Bumps in the road by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Well, I've had a couple of spanners fall into my carefully oiled removal plans. The quote from the removal firm came back more than my possessions are worth and my next door n ... Read on »
Busy, busy bee - aka slightly manic by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm in a state of high anxiety at the moment. I'm an anxious person anyway but this was mainly triggered by, don't laugh, a mental health worker. With the cuts in public sp ... Read on »
Caffeine Rocks! by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm reducing my caffeine. It's the last of my addictions, the ones I know about anyway. My experience is that, just as you think it's safe to go back into the water somethin ... Read on »
Caffeine Withdrawal by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome When we were away last week I was drinking much less coffee and have decided to seize the moment and try and stop altogether. Some time ago I tried to reduce. See post Caffein ... Read on »
Can't settle by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm a bit lost for words this morning; suddenly bored of the whole thing. I could tell you about my clumsiness, or how my friend came round yesterday to help me with some pack ... Read on »
Candida again by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Just a quick post before first rest. I've just come back from the doc's with a prescription for 7 days of flucanazole. I was describing to her the up and down nature of my C ... Read on »
Candida on the run by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After a couple of weeks of antibiotics for a pelvic infection I was starting to show signs of thrush, so I took Sue Jackson's advice and got some treatment for it. A day lat ... Read on »
Causes and Effects by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Yesterday was a pile of the proverbial. I was deep in Post-exertional malaise anyway after a weekend of family outings and community togetherness. On the Friday I had rung ... Read on »
Change afoot by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Surrey was lovely last week. We had that lovely, still, Autumn weather which is all mists and mellow fruitfulness. The Surrey Woods are beautiful and now much recovered from t ... Read on »
Changing by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm moving into a better phase. The trauma I've been processing has become less pressing and the Summer has arrived - result = more activity. As always, when that happens I ... Read on »
Chewing Gum and String by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm sitting here with my morning coffee watching the blue tits go back and forth to the nest box which AJ put up for me a little while ago. Just beyond that there's a willo ... Read on »
Cleaning the windows by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It dawned on me yesterday that it was the five year anniversary of the events cluster that triggered the worst onset of my CFS. See my previous post Losing My Religion Part 1 ... Read on »
Clwydian Hills by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Clwydian Hills, originally uploaded by jozephine. View from my front yard. Read on »
Coalbrookdale in the snow by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Snow is very exciting if you live in England. We don't see it very often, or it snows and doesn't settle. (Scotland and Wales get more of it obviously). In recent years i ... Read on »
Coming up for air by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome It's all been a bit erratic and difficult to handle recently, which I think is reflected in the difficulties folk have had accessing my blog. I felt very exposed suddenly a ... Read on »
Coming Up for Air by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Life is very, errrr...., interesting right now. I do love being the lead in my own soap opera, however, at the moment I'm co-starring in somebody else's, as well as scripting ... Read on »
Coming up to base-line by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I've had a busy few days with a friend visiting and a visit to the hospital for an ultrasound scan on my kidney - which showed nothing as I knew it would. I think I m ... Read on »
Crashola by Jozephine Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I'm having a post-exertional day - you know, the kind of day where you can only just get dressed, feebly start and stop several activities before finally giving in. Not sur ... Read on »