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CFIDS Update

Posted by Judy on June 11, 2001 at 01:02:41:

It's been 2 years since I posted on here. I see that what I wrote about CFIDS is still in the archives. A follow-up is in order.

Improvement has continued. I'm not cured, but I'm to the point where I do a lot of physical work around the house. I love to garden and do quite a bit of it. The strawberry, apricot, and blackberry crops were good this year. Good thing I also like to cook.

For some time I've been to the point where I can do regular repair and building work around the house. My husband and I currently are constructing a ramada. Not bad for someone who a few years ago was having to crawl to the bathroom at night.

For the first time in I can't remember how long, I haven't required any antihistamines this spring. I was so bad at one time that prednisone was required. Existing allergies were getting worse and I rapidly was developing new ones. In my particular case fennel seeds, omega-3, and magnesium as well as C and A played a big role in helping to bring the allergies under control.

I continued to learn more about TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). The more I learned, the more I was able to fine-tune treatment and help myself. I started a message group where family and friends could learn more about TCM. The group grew.

Once upon a time I didn't dare skip the daily vitamins, minerals, or herbs - at least not for more than a few days. I improved to the point that I got downright slack about taking them or any TCM teas. I was doing ok without them but discovered when I reintroduced them that I did better.

The sensitivity to cold is way down. I actually enjoyed winter the past 2 years. (It doesn't get very cold where I'm at, but I can remember when it had to warm up to the 80s F before I felt comfortable.)

I just wanted to post and let any PWCs (People With CFIDS) reading the list know that there is indeed help for CFIDS.

Judy



Re: CFIDS Update

Posted by MAI on June 11, 2001 at 12:58:04:

In Reply to: CFIDS Update posted by Judy on June 11, 2001 at 01:02:41:

Judy,

Are you taking Glutathione?

You may want to learn more.

Check the link:



Re: CFIDS Update

Posted by Judy on June 11, 2001 at 22:05:26:

In Reply to: Re: CFIDS Update posted by MAI on June 11, 2001 at 12:58:04:

I'm not taking glutathione. Will it help?

I read through the article and need to print it out as soon as I get some printer ink. I'm one of those people who needs a hard copy to study and make notes on before I can really digest something.

Thanks for the link. Very interesting. BTW, TCM doctors and researchers like Bob Flaws have noted a link between CFIDS, FMS, ALS, MS, etc. In their case they're looking at gu, a special type of parasite in TCM. The Flaws article can be found on the Blue Poppy website. Interesting that researchers coming from two different schools of healing and two different approaches are noting similarities in the cases of CFIDS, FMS, ALS, MS, etc. They don't necessarily contradict each other. The slow metal poisoning could be allowing some parasites to proliferate - in addition to the other things it's doing.

Thanks,
Judy



Re: CFIDS Update

Posted by MAI on June 12, 2001 at 13:53:34:

In Reply to: Re: CFIDS Update posted by Judy on June 11, 2001 at 22:05:26:

Amalgam Illness: Diagnosis and Treatment
What you can do to get better
How your doctor can help
by Andrew Hall Cutler, PhD, PE
ISBN 0-9676168-0-8


Some of the "diseases" a modern physician might mistakenly misdiagnose chronic mercury poisoning as are:

Addison's disease Gastritis
Allergies
Hypogonadism
Alzheimer's' disease
Hypothyroidism
Amylotrophic lateral sclerosis
Infertility
Ankylosing spondylitis
Insomnia
Anorexia nervosa
Irritable bowel syndrome
Anxiety
Juvenile arthritis
Asthma
Learning disabilities
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Lupus erythromatosus
Autoimmune disease
Manic depression
Bipolar disorder
Multiple chemical sensitivities
Borderline personality disorder
Multiple sclerosis
Bulimia
Myasthenia gravis
Candidiasis
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Chronic fatigue
Panic attacks
Colitis
Parkinson's disease
Crohn's disease
Pervasive developmental disorder
Depression
Psychosis
Endocrine disorders
Rheumatoid arthritis
Environmental illness
Schizophrenia
Fibromyalgia
Sciatica
Food allergies
Sleep disorders
Yeast syndrome
add to it:
Carpal Tunel
Gulf War illness
Erectile Dysfunction Disorder


and

of course


"MENOPAUSE blues"!



Re: CFIDS Update

Posted by Judy on June 12, 2001 at 14:23:37:

In Reply to: Re: CFIDS Update posted by MAI on June 12, 2001 at 13:53:34:

Thanks for the info. Will check it out.

Judy

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Re: CFIDS Update (Testimonial)

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 13, 2001 at 07:31:46:

In Reply to: CFIDS Update posted by Judy on June 11, 2001 at 01:02:41:

Thanks, Judy.

Your progress, by any conventional medical standard, is nothing less than miraculous. Congratulations!

By Holistic standards it is pretty routine for those willing to apply themselves as you have.

Perhaps your testimonial will help others see that conventional medical practitioners are not telling all they (should) know.

Namaste`

Walt



Re: CFIDS Update (Testimonial)

Posted by Judy on June 13, 2001 at 08:00:12:

In Reply to: Re: CFIDS Update (Testimonial) posted by Walt Stoll on June 13, 2001 at 07:31:46:

Other PWCs are amazed too, especially considering that I've had CFIDS for 27 years and at the worst of it was having to crawl to the bathroom at night, couldn't use a computer, couldn't read a book, couldn't even follow the most mindless sitcom on TV.

Conventional doctors wouldn't be so surprised if they would take the time to learn about CFIDS and the many alternatives that work instead of just fobbing patients off with nonsense like "nothing can be done." Plenty can be done. Especially the earlier effective treatment is begun.

Judy



Re: CFIDS Update (Testimonial)

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 15, 2001 at 08:24:30:

In Reply to: Re: CFIDS Update (Testimonial) posted by Judy on June 13, 2001 at 08:00:12:

Thanks, Judy.

It would be a lot easier, earlier. Unfortunately the public has been brainwashed to think that the allopathic way is the only way: "If you can't trust your doctor, who CAN you trust?"

So, the poor person only goes to the complementary practitioner when all else has failed!

Namaste`

Walt

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