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The one thing that Joe mentions on this site and I implement into my path of recovery is discipline with the plan. I cannot stress this enough, rest first, sedate yourself if you cant switch off until you have learned how to meditate. Protect your brain — wear the eye mask and ear plugs even if you think you dont need them. Rest completely when you do rest. Then you have energy for other things. Schedule and plan every minute of the day, and stick to your plan. I dictated to others and did not let people tell me what and when to do anything.
This was hard at first, but I got better at it. If on a particular day I could only have one 10 minute phone call, then that was all I allowed for that day. My attitude was and still is: So far I am trying to get back to work next year and well on my way to a complete recovery. I still stick to my daily routine of stretches, yoga, meditation, pacing etc. I intend to stay on this path to a healthier lifestyle, joyfulness, calmness and lots of love and kindness.
Wow… Thank you a million times over for sharing your story Cheryl. It seems that the lack of clarity and confidence results in the condition dragging on for years for many people.
Your journey shows how important being diligent truly is to your chances of recovery. Also very refreshing that there is another Doctor out there who really gets it. Any plans to get further into the treatment side of things? Thanks again for taking the time to share your inspirational adventure.
The list of recoveries grows longer all the time! Hi Cheryl, I hope you are doing well. I am also a physician. I was under extreme stress 2 years ago and developed a severe anxiety disorder. I had been receiving botox for headaches for many years and unfortunately it was complicated by migration to my eye muscles.
I was traumatized and unable to focus my eyes for 3 months. Then headaches and neck pain set in. My eyes recovered but the headaches worsened although they came and went. I have to admit my fear was extreme especially because of the significant anxiety I was already experiencing. A couple of months later I developed pain throughout my body. I was diagnosed with non-classic fibromyalgia. I have been trying to stay calm, meditate, eat well. The anxiety is still bad and I keep responding to all of it emotionally even though I know this is not helping.
I have started an online program and noticed most of the people who have recovered feel fibro and CFS are the same underlying process. I am very tired and foggy. I am feeling really hopeless. If you have a moment just wondering what your thoughts are. Thank you for sharing your story. Reading these stories was enough to motivate me big time. Let me know when you do. My ideas were expanded by reading CFS forums and meeting a support group who were always examining new things to try.
In the last few years many of those people have improved significantly; and I still have things I can try to improve, so kudos to you for including success stories. One specialist explained that a CFS cure is hard for a doctor to tell because they only see patients who are sick; not those who are now fine! Hi Jillian thanks for the message. Keep us informed of what works for you!
I would still love to hear from anyone else so please post a rely Many thanks […]. Since then I found a great website I thought I'd share with you. I would still love to hear from you all.
Many thanks From Kevin http: So pleased to have found your blog. All very inspiring and full of possibilities. I was diagnosed recently and my symptons are mild compared to many others.
I too have tried Qi Gong and found it really energising. I like the idea of 10 mins every morning — I always think I have to do the whole hour long DVD but see now shorter times are the new way forward. Listening, locating stillness and true rest keep coming up as key in my journey.
I also recently attended a Brandon Bays seminar looking at emotional and physical healing through cell regeneration The Journey Process which i found very useful. Thank you for sharing in such a positive, informative and fun way. Loads of light and laughter to us all. We are such dynamic and vibrant creatures always humming and buzzing with different thoughts and feelings. But once I got a taste of the quietness I realised it was my new favourite cuisine! Short bursts are definitely the way forward for me.
As soon as I feel weary I stop the practice and always take my time building up any routine. Crystals and the Journey are both filled with healing potential. Have fun exploring them. Please add any insights to the website as comments as you go along.
While I am still struggling to recover after my last onset 3 months ago, I have tried few things that seemed to have helped, though not cured me:. I have tried a slew of other things that have not worked for me from DHEA, tons of other vitamins from big brands, Whey protien, changing diet, trying Paleo diet, and none of these thing have helped me significantly or at all.
Hey Bruce, Thanks for the heads up on whats been working for you. Sounds like a pretty solid combination of treatments.
Gluten free is a big commitment but pays off for a lot of people it seems. Now the trick will be staying disciplined and staying true to what works!
I took to the internet and did research and have actually come up with a similar reprimand for myself. I used to be in peak physical shape, running km three to five days a week, and then it hit me. I was an over achiever myself, battling full time university, physical fitness, and working. Throughout my search for a cure most of what I found was shocking, almost everything I found was people complaining, telling me this would be a virtual death sentence.
I refused to believe that and devised a plan for myself. I ate health, cut out a lot of sugar, caffeine, and started supplementing. I quickly saw things improve with in a couple of months. I also starting taking FibroSense because I was too diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. With in 1 month of doing this all of my pain was gone and my fatigue started getting better. Yeah right on Stephanie! Go Strong and True. Thank you for this. It was a descent into disability.
I experienced, what I believe to be, an almost full recovery. It has taken 2 years of hard work and determination. The relapse symptoms are never as severe as those before my recovery, however, they are always unmistakable and a powerful wake-up call. Good luck to each of you on the road to recovery. Know that it recovery is possible. Awesome story, thanks for adding it to the mix. Essentially a total mind,body,soul overhaul with a good dose of stress alleviation thrown in, all under the care of an integrated practitioner.
I bet it took alot of guts. Many different approaches are included Charles. The biggest common ingredient is a willingness to experiment and a strong sense of determination. I am suffering from CFS for the past 4 years, last year I found a way to recover and that was working well, until I had to relocate and again got crashed and at the bottom now, I followed the path told by Eckhart Tolle, to be present in now, and the water therapy to drink around 18 glasses of water, and that was working, but now again I am in a mess, as my relatives hate our family and keep us alone, that thinking and loneliness keeps all of our family members sad, especially me as I am the elder child, please suggest me..
Have a look through the site my friend, there is plenty of information on offer. Perhaps go through the 7 Steps? Again, awesome web site! Hey Parvez I am also from India and I get it in and maybe recovering contact me on farhanmuzzumil gmail. You can reach me on joe cfsrecoverypath. Hi joe I had testicular cancer followed by severe skin problems pscerisus which affected my whole body10years ago,since then I have struggled more and more with fatigue and all sorts off other problems until last year I was diagnosed with me ,I work nights so sleep twice a day I have cut down from working 5days a week to 3 to no affect so now I have taken three months out to see if it will help,after 1month no change.
I would start with the 7 Steps I talk about. Get educated, find a practitioner to work with and experiment carefully with different approaches. You will find your way! Reflex flexion of the limb must not be mistaken for a behavioral response.
Definitive diagnosis of disc extrusion is based on imaging studies. Spinal radiographs may show narrowing of the affected disc space, intervertebral foramen or articular facets, or radiodense calcified disc material within the vertebral canal. However, radiographs are not sensitive or specific enough for definitive diagnosis, which requires myelography, MRI, or CT. Dogs with pain and minimal to moderate neurologic deficits often recover with 2—3 wk of cage rest.
A short course of prednisone 0. In animals with severe neurologic deficits, prompt surgery offers the best chance of recovery Recovery Rates After Surgery for Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs.
Other indications for surgery are failure of conservative therapy and recurrent episodes. Hemilaminectomy with removal of the extruded disc material is the most common procedure. Prophylactic fenestration of commonly affected disc spaces eg, T11 through L4 decreases recurrence in small-breed dogs. In this syndrome, affected dogs develop flaccid tetraplegia, the level of anesthesia ascends cranially, and respiratory paralysis develops. Also known as Forestier disease in human patients, diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis DISH is characterized by ossification of entheses, the sites where a ligament, tendon, or joint capsule inserts into bone.
Radiographic criteria for diagnosis are flowing ossification along the ventrolateral aspect of at least four contiguous vertebrae with relative preservation of disc width and absence of facet joint ankylosis. The thoracic and lumbar regions are most commonly affected. It is unclear how often DISH causes clinical signs, and in many cases the radiographic findings are incidental.
However, spinal pain and stiffness is possible and, in those cases, treatment is analgesics as needed. Equine motor neuron disease is a progressive, noninflammatory degeneration of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain stem of horses.
The cause is uncertain, but vitamin E deficiency is a strong risk factor. Adult horses of any age and breed can be affected, although Quarter horses are affected most commonly.
Affected horses typically do not have access to pasture grass and are fed poor-quality grass hay. Clinical signs consist of generalized symmetric weakness, trembling, and muscle atrophy. Affected horses often stand with their head held low and their feet camped under their body, frequently shifting their weight from one limb to another.
Ataxia is not a feature of this disease, in contrast to most spinal cord diseases. Many affected horses have retinal abnormalities, including a distinct reticulated pigment pattern and areas of hyperreflectivity. Electromyography and biopsy of the spinal accessory nerve or the sacrodorsalis caudalis muscle are useful in diagnosis. There is no specific treatment, but some horses improve partially after 2—3 mo of illness.
Horses that lack access to green forage high in vitamin E for prolonged periods should be supplemented with vitamin E. Degeneration of motor neurons is an inherited or sporadic disease seen in Brittany Spaniels, Pointers, German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers, and Rottweilers; cats; Hereford, Brown Swiss, and red Danish cattle; Yorkshire pigs; and goats.
Also called spinal muscular atrophy, this disease is characterized by progressive paresis, tremor, muscle atrophy, and weak spinal reflexes. Electromyography and muscle biopsy help document muscle denervation, but definitive diagnosis is based on loss of motor neurons in the ventral horn of the spinal cord and brain-stem nuclei on necropsy.
Rare, usually inherited, metabolic disorders can affect the CNS, including the spinal cord. Spondylosis deformans is a noninflammatory condition characterized by formation of bony projections enthesophytes at the location where the annulus fibrosus is attached to the cortical surface of adjacent vertebrae.
These bony growths vary from small spurs located several millimeters from the junction between the disc and vertebra to bony bridges that span the disc space, leaving at least part of the ventral surface of the vertebra unaffected. The enthesophytes typically expand laterally and ventrally but not dorsally and therefore rarely affect the spinal cord. The cause is breakdown of the outer fibers of the annulus fibrosis and stretching of the longitudinal ligament.
The increased stress at the vertebral attachment of the longitudinal ligament incites bony production. Spondylosis deformans is seen in dogs, cats, and bulls, and the incidence increases with age. It is uncommon in dogs Laryngeal paralysis is a common disorder of older, large-breed dogs. They went on to conclude that, " Prolonged training in a specific sport will cause the central nervous system to program muscle coordination according to the demands of that sport " and also added, "the learned skill-reflex of the CNS seems to interfere in the performance of another task ".
Bompa  identifies two CNS processes as it relates to sports performance - 'excitation' and 'inhibition'. The speed at which signals are sent from the receptors to effectors, and back again, results in levels of excitation or inhibition.
For example, to move the body as fast as possible when sprinting, the speed of signal transference through the CNS needs to also to be as fast as possible. An athlete's receptors and effectors therefore need to be optimally excited and uninhibited in order to result in the optimum recruitment of fast-twitch muscle fibre.
However, CNS fatigue will slow the speed of excitation, particularly within fast-twitch fibres, which fatigue much more rapidly than slow-twitch fibres. Consequently, Bompa believes exercises should only be performed as long as 'quickness' is possible.
Potentiation involves the creation of a set of stimulatory circumstances within the muscle firing complex that boost neural excitation, motor unit and muscle fibre recruitment and reduce inhibition.
Lifting weights before a plyometric workout complex training has been shown to enhance the performance of the plyometric activity. However, any potentiating activity must not fatigue the CNS otherwise the reverse effect will be experienced. Bompa's philosophy Bompa  with regards weight training to improve explosive power is that repetitions are the key training variable.
These loadings and recoveries are also recommended on the basis of their contribution to maximum power and strength expression, and also because they do not produce a large increase in muscle mass, which could be detrimental to an athlete's power to weight ratio. Bompa  advocates 48 hours of recovery between high intensity CNS workouts.