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Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Wilmington, Delaware
I have had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) since March 2002. Both of my sons, ages 10 and 14, have CFS also. In spite of these challenges, we try to focus on living and enjoying our lives.

Laura (Us)

California
On January 6th 2008, my teenage daughter, Jessica, became ill with what that week was diagnosed as mono, but still sick 5 months later, she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Her symptoms have included: sore throats, headaches, extreme fatigue, lack of focus, short-term memory difficulties, weakness, tiredness (feeling worn out), difficulty breathing, tight and sore legs... In...

Erica Verrillo

California
Erica F. Verrillo was completing her doctorate in Speech Communication before falling ill with CFS in 1992. She is the co-author, with Lauren Gellman, of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, 1st Edition (St. Martin's). She is also the author of three middle reader fantasies, Elissa's Quest, Elissa's Odyssey, and World's End (Random House). Her most recent book is Chronic Fatigue...

Sophie Meredith

Melbourne, Australia
Let's Talk: http://healingchronicfatigue.blogspot.com/ I have had CFS /CFIDS / ME for over two years but am getting to grips with it now that I have a diagnosis. I have always worked, somehow, though had to find imaginative and flexible options. I love the sun and the sea and making myself healthy. I am very lucky to have a supportive partner. I live in Australia and am exploring natural...

Jozephine

United States
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 five years before I was to get a diagnosis and some understanding of how to manage the condition. I...

Angela D. Facebook

Columbia Falls, Montana
I'm a mom, a wife, and a wildlife biologist.  I recovered from Bell's palsy and am coping with CFIDS, sleep apnea, and ADHD.  My husband is a firefighter/paramedic and my kids are 12 and 6 (one of them also diagnosed with ADHD). I was a wildland firefighter and an avid backpacker before kids, now a car-camper, canoer, girlscout leader.  I love to hike and run, but those kinds...
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Brenda B. Facebook

Lafayette, Louisiana
I am 62 yrs old and have CFS/ME for 5+ years.  I own and operate a Christian Gift & Award Shop. I am married to a wonderful man and have 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren.   I became really ill in 2005 and was diagnosed with Mono.  I never regained my health and after numerous tests and numerous doctors was diagnosed with CFS/ME.  Living with CFS has seemed impossible at...

Alyson

Somewhere, Texas
I'm a thirtysomething female, and I've suffered from a number of chronic illnesses for my entire adult life, including allergies, asthma, eczema, GERD, IBS, ME/CFS, migraines, myopathy (muscle weakness), PCOS, pre-diabetes, and more. Most recently, a rheumatologist diagnosed me with a suspected autoimmune disease due to new symptoms and put me on Plaquenil. I started this blog with the...

Forgetful Girl

-, United Kingdom
Forgetful Girl is in her early 20s, living with post-viral CFS in the UK. She first became ill with Glandular Fever , but was diagnosed with CFS/ME a few years later. It's a misunderstood condition, but one that changes your outlook on life. Forgetful Girl finds having a positive frame of mind really helps. Although fatigue is one of the major symptoms for her, she also has to contend with a...

hayjeannie

Coggon, Iowa
I was DX with PBC , primary biliary cirrhosis in 2006 stage 2. fatigue is the first symtoms.chronic pain, back, feet, liver,shoulder blades. Fibromyalgia in liver and back.Panic disorder,don't sleep at night.Put on 55 lbs. I take 3 anitdepresants,do not work very well but it is what they give me 1mgx3 loraxapam .5mg loratab x4 10mg zolpidem bed time along with 15mg remeron .I take urso 500 for...