Prescription Medication

Throughout my illness I have shied away from prescription medication for pain and sleep, although I know a lot of sufferers find it helpful.  My reasoning for this is that the medication available only deals with the symptoms, not the underlying cause of the illness.  I wanted to focus on addressing the cause of the illness so that I could fully recover rather than manage my symptoms.   I was also concerned about the side effects of these medications.  Also, although I am no stranger to ME pain – particularly in my legs, I think my pain was not as severe as some.

I have used medication where I felt it was appropriate, after discussion with my GP.  I advise you to always ask questions and understand the benefits and risks of any medication so you can make an informed decision.

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