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« on: September 05, 2018, 05:23:41 PM »

Hi everyone,

I have just finished five sessions of acupuncture and I can't say that I have noticed any improvement in any of my symptoms. The therapist said it would take five sessions to see the effect. I was going to continue with them once a month but have decided against this. The sessions were expensive and I didn't want to waste any more money.

I am now trying CBD oil for a few months to see if that makes any difference. I am sooooo fed up of trying different therapies/supplements.  38
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2018, 05:39:05 PM »

Hi Anne,

I had 2 sessions on the NHS with no effect so stopped the further sessions.  CBD oil didn't do anything either.   I have stopped all my supplements except Vitamin D as they were not helping.  I am really fed up with all to be honest.

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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 05:56:51 PM »

Hi Anne & TJ,

I just wanted to say I understand and totally sympathise with how youíre both feeling right now Ė I was there for several years. But please donít lose hope because without hope you have nowhere to go.

Fundamentally, I think my answer was always within me, and the years of looking on the outside werenít really constructive Ė I did get SOME help from the outside and that help probably helped me enough to carry on. Whether looking within will be your answer, I donít know. But it might be.

Whatever I wish you both the very best of luck on your search.
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018, 06:51:48 PM »

Thanks for your kind words Roger.
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2018, 07:08:15 PM »

I did 18 months, weekly of acupuncture and I suspect that the only reason it seemed to help were that I really liked the acupuncturist and had been drawn to it as a therapy and did think it would work. I think it did do something for me actually, but then I plateaud and should have stopped then.

As for CBD oil, well I know it really does help some people with pain, but no one thing works for everyone. I tried LDN but could not tolerate it internally, and I don't think the transdermal cream I was sold instead worked in the same way.

I am overall better than I was some years back as I have found out things about most of my worst symptoms and pretty well eliminated them by various methods most of which I have stumbled on (yes, mostly supplements or that kind of approach that worked for me). That said, I still have limited energy, and regularly push myself too much, but at least I don't have so many of the other symptoms which is great, as my mood is better as a result.
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2018, 04:33:14 PM »

Thank you so much for your replies. I am now considering going to the see the consultant who runs the CFS clinic where I was diagnosed. She has a private practice and has a special interest in CFS/ME. I'm thinking she may be able to do more sensitive tests than they offer on the NHS.

I am feeling crap today and the main thing I have noticed (for years in fact) is that my blood sugar levels drop suddenly after just two hours. After I eat something (healthy) eventually I begin feeling a bit better although still drained. This has been a constant over the years. I often think that there is something that the NHS has missed. Obviously there is something in my body that is not working correctly.

i just feel that I've not been tested thoroughly enough. Does anyone else feel this way?

I'm really fed up today.   cry Am so tired of this damned condition!! There's so much I want to do. I've been trying for the past few years to get a routine in place of yoga and meditation and even that eludes me. How do ny of us stay motivated when we feel so crap?!!  38
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2018, 05:07:12 PM »

Hi Anne, thatís interesting and potentially exciting. Itíll be interesting to see if she can offer the type of tests that Sarah Myhill does. If you do decide to see her we'd love to hear how you get on. Good luck  fingerscrossed

As a child I got horribly bad tempered then ill if I didnít eat very regularly and I still do Ė my mum was the same. It was decided that that was just how I was made and that nothing could be done about it. Mind you that was sixty plus years ago. Since then Iíve controlled it without difficulty simply by having a small snack every couple of hours. Incidentally, even if you didnít eat something when you started to feel unwell, your liver would soon come to the rescue by releasing some of its glycogen reserves as sugar. But itís best to eat before that becomes necessary. Iíve found a couple of pitted dried dates does the trick Ė sweet but healthy! Also, I've found getting my body used to using saturated fat for energy very helpful. Now, if I have a high fat breakfast I can go for five or six hours without problems.

Tell you what, Anne Ė we all need a purpose to get well. The things you want to do could be your purpose, and seeing yourself doing these things would be helpful. Re meditation Ė maybe you could start with just five minutes a day then slowly build up Ė even five minutes would be beneficial.

Keeping motivated when you feel crap? KNOW that youíll find a way. Thatís what got me there.
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