Living with invisible illness

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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 […]