Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) has many names: ME/Myalgic encephalomyelitis, Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome/PVF, and Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, among others. Each name has its own nuance, and symptoms vary from person to person, but all the terms come under the same umbrella of general symptoms. In this blog, I will refer to the condition as CFS, for convenience and as that is the term I have found most people commonly recognize; however the information is relevant to any of the above terms, whatever you may choose to use, and may be helpful to those experiencing similar fatigue-based conditions like Fibromyalgia or Mono/Glandular Fever.
My battle with CFS…
While there are numerous blogs related to gluten free cooking, I have not found many blogs that specifically address CFS. I was shocked to discover this; there are so many people suffering from CFS, yet there is very little helpful information available on the web, and only a handful of doctors take the illness as seriously as it should be or provide useful information on how to get better (aside from “just rest”). Luckily, I have been able to build myself an amazing support team of family, friends and holistically minded health care practitioners who have helped me get through the hardest year of my life; it’s been an incredibly tough journey, but I have learned so much about myself and my physical & emotional health this past year, and I am in a happier place than I was before this all happened.
(More coming soon…)