The newest research about living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS)/fibromyalgia, with personal observations
(the most pertinent parts of long articles will be highlighted for the reader)
On March 4, 1988, I was diagnosed with Post-Viral Syndrome, which CDC soon decreed had to be referred to by the silly name "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". My symptoms definitely traced back to a severe flu-like illness with a 105 fever for several days in mid-February 1987.
Despite relapses and increasing symptoms, I continued to work full-time as a legal secretary/paralegal -- even when I had no Quality of Life because I had to spend every non-working hour in bed so I could work the next day -- until February 2000, when months of severe sleep disturbance and ever-increasing symptoms (due to sleeping 2 hours or less a night due to the pain) cost me my job.
The doctors and judge didn't want to hear about failed attempts to return to work; they just assumed I don't want to work. "Don't confuse me with facts, my mind is already made up."
Since ADA will not force an employer to provide the accommodations I need, I started my own business so I could lie down whenever I needed to. I do proofreading and editing from home.
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What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Low Thyroid Is Keeping You Sick
Telephone Call in Information:
Date & Time:
Tues., 08/07/2012 7pm cst
Do you suffer with low energy, anxiety, depression, weight gain (can't lose no matter what you do), high cholesterol, hair loss, cold hands, cold feet, tingling pain, low sex drive, brain fog, IBS, poor immune function.....
Find Out Why Doctors Continue To Miss This Crucial Condition and How It Causes Fatigue, Depression, Weight Gain, High Blood Pressure, Anxiety, Elevated Cholesterol, Cold Hands and Feet, Tingling Pain, Low Sex Drive, IBS, and More.
- Learn the importance of optimal thyroid function-thyroid hormones control every cell and function in the body
- Learn which tests need to be run to uncover hidden thyroid conditions (tests your doctor isn't doing)
- Find out why your synthetic thyroid drug isn't working (you continue to have same old low thyroid symptoms despite being on thyroid meds)
- Learn simple at home tests you can do to find low thyroid conditions and how to treat them for optimal thyroid function
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