Living with invisible illness

Author: Ruth Waters

Near Infrared and Red Light for M.E. recovery

Near Infrared and Red Light for M.E. recovery

Near Infrared and Red light for M.E. recovery This has been another turning point for me in my recovery from ME. I read about the potential of near infrared (NIR) and red light a while ago but it took me months to decide it was […]

M.E. has taught me……..

M.E. has taught me……..

I’ve been trying to follow the @spoonie_village instagram challenge for M.E. awareness month. I say trying as I haven’t managed to post every day.  Day 13 topic caught my eye as it’s something I’ve been aware of for a while now: ‘M.E. has taught me……’.  […]

Diagnostic Tests of M.E. related conditions – Part 2

Diagnostic Tests of M.E. related conditions – Part 2

  In my last post about diagnostic tests I promised to share the next set of tests I’ve had done and what I’ve learned so far. So here goes. A new approach I changed practitioners and the new clinic I attended (Breakspear Medical) recommended over […]

Diagnostic tests of M.E. related conditions – Part 1

Diagnostic tests of M.E. related conditions – Part 1

You can pin this for later: As an M.E. patient there’s a strange sense of contentment when a test comes back positive.  A smug kind of “I told you so” to all the M.E. sceptics.  M.E. must be one of the most misunderstood and maligned […]

The first changes to my diet for M.E.

The first changes to my diet for M.E.

It’s almost as traditional as Christmas to start the New Year with a diet.  So now feels like the perfect time to share some of the central dietary changes I have made (or tried to make!) over the past year to help my body recover […]

Gifts for loved ones with chronic illness

Gifts for loved ones with chronic illness

It’s difficult enough buying thoughtful and original gifts for a loved one but throw in chronic illness and it becomes even more of a challenge.  Are you looking for something different from PJs, onesies and slippers? Well, here’s my short guide to gift giving with […]

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

Reading time: 5 – 10 minutes   Two  words.  Game changer. It’s the reason I am even able to write this post.   Oh how I wish I had discovered this years ago! Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT) has simply been the most beneficial treatment I have […]