Start Here

If you’re new to my blog; welcome.  You can find out more about me on the About Me page.  If you’re reading this it’s probably because you have ME/CFS/PVF (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Post Viral Fatigue).  If so you have my sympathies.  This is not an easy illness to live with or recover from, but it is possible.

I started this blog to let people know what has helped with my recovery*, and hopefully explain how it might help you too.

If you’re looking for information about what foods will be helpful to you then start with Foods to Eat More of and Foods to Eat Less of.  If you want to understand why these foods are recommended then I have a series of posts about gut health.  Start with  A Healthy Gut, then When the Gut is Damaged and What Causes Damage to Our Gut.

Also I recommend you check out the Other Helpful Stuff pages.  Here you can find about other actions that have helped with my recovery.

If you like what you read or you have any questions please leave a comment.  I will do my best to help, but I have no formal qualifications in any of this.  I have learnt all this through my own experience, from my Nutritional Therapist and from reading. This site is a work in progress and I will be adding more information over the coming months.

Good luck with your recovery.

*when I started this blog, I had improved steadily for several months, but still had a long way to go with my recovery – just being well enough to write a blog was a huge step forward. Now (October 2014) I am about 90% recovered and working on the final 10%.


2 responses to “Start Here

  1. Hi Sarah. Thanks so much for your blog! I just wanted to ask a question about food supplements, as I thought I saw a post on postviralfatigue in which you said you’d listed the ones you were taking on the Treatment page, but I couldn’t find it. Your symptoms (heavy legs, dizziness, fatigue) seem to mirror mine, and as I have young children I am very, very keen to get through this as fast as humanly possible (I do realise it can be a slow process and I’m not going to rush things however). I’m currently about 3-4 months into it, after no apparent virus FYI. Thank you very much for sharing your experiences!

  2. Hi Corinne,
    Hi Corinne,
    I’m sorry I didn’t see your comment sooner. I am planning a post on my supplements soon (and I’ll bump it up my list now I’ve seen your comment). I have taken different supplements at different times of my illness. The first few months of supplements (probably the post you read on postviralfatigue) were before I started consulting a nutritionist. I hope you’re doing OK. It’s tough accepting your limitations and the timescales for recovery in the early months. Like you I wanted to recover as fast as I can, but despite my best efforts it has taken me over 2.5 years to get to 90%.

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