Still CFS free

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by advancewithcourage, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. advancewithcourage

    advancewithcourage New Member

    Hello all,
    It has been a long time since I posted here. I justed want to say I am still doing great. I have continued to research the CFIDS hypothalamus/stress connection and I am convinced that the key to recovery lied down this road for many.

    I spent some time this evening perusing the recent posts here and was dismayed to see that some of us who recovered using non medical approaches are being met with great derision. This was not the case when I used to post more often. How sad!

    This forum got me through some of the worst days of my life, and I have made it my life's mission to one day help others escape from the miry clay that is CFS. With 7 children in tow, that will not be anytime soon, but it is on my future agenda.

    So, I wanted to stop in and let y'all know I am still here and doing well. I still think of the friends I have made here and I am praying for recovery for you.

  2. ladybugmandy

    ladybugmandy Member

    wow thats awesome that you are well and CFS free! may i ask how you did it? and how long you have been CFS free?

  3. Andrew111

    Andrew111 Member

    Hi AWC. Thank you for coming back to tell us how you are doing. Your post, and reading your bio, has given me some hope.

  4. 545

    545 New Member

    Thanks so much for returning and offering your advice, support, and ideas.

    I was also excited to read about your diet tips, because I've had digestion difficulties from the start. I visited some of your earlier posts, and the book "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" definitely seems like a promising lead, a good combo of science and advice. I plan to seek it out.

    I think the digestion tips are wise, and you really do see this throughout diseases that are comparable to CFS, such as MS and autism. It's probably no coincidence that lots of principles of ayurveda (ancient Indian medicine) are grounded in digestion.

    Given all the probs with mitochondria and energy production, I can see how these permanent diet changes could be more effective than currently available medicines.

    Thanks again for the hope!
  5. grace54

    grace54 New Member

    I am reading a good book called " Who switched off my brain" by a Carolin Leaf PHD- brain and learning specialist. She maintains and I agree that stress triggers many diseases and those who have experienced alot of stress in their life have actually rewired their brain. I found it interesting that the Hypothalimus is one of the first glands to get effected which then effects other glands HPA's including the thyroid which was the first thing to go with me with fibro/fatigue.

    Anyway the good news is we can reprogram and allow our bodies to begin to heal. Please share with us what you are doing to contribute to your success. Blessings
  6. advancewithcourage

    advancewithcourage New Member

    Hello all, Sorry it took so long to get back here. Very busy.

    I honestly don't have too much time to spell out all I've done. Would take a book (maybe one day!). Do a search here on Advancewithcourage and that pretty much spells out my whole story.

    At present I do the following to maintain my health. I try to the best of my ability to keep life stress at a minimum. I do have 7 kids so more depends on my attitude here than on life circumstances. To help me hear I read books by Nouthetic Counselors and attend seminars on Nouthetic counseling which basically is a nonpsychology biblical approach to living.

    I try to maintain a low carbohydrate mostly grain free diet to avoid reoccurance of chronic yeast issues (which was a major trigger for me). Right now I am eating 50% raw, but this did not play a role in my recovery.

    I try to get enough sleep.

    I try to avoid time pressure - for me a MAJOR STRESSOR.

    I eat TONS of yogurt or kefir (SCD diet recomended) to keep my intestines in balance.

    I take supplements that I have found work well for me:
    Primal Defense
    EPA/GLA Fish Oil
    natural selenium
    a multivitamin

    I think the big factor is eliminating stress on the glandular system. The big three stressors for me were food allergies, candida intestinal infection, and life stress.

  7. babyk902

    babyk902 New Member

    im so happy for you... what kind of foods do you eat and what do you avoid?? i'm really interested in this.. im willing to try anything at this point
  8. munch1958

    munch1958 Member

    I've been following the book and making my own yogurt for over a year. I am lactose intolerant but have no trouble digesting this yogurt. The secret is to ferment it for 24 hours.

    I learned about the book "Breaking the Viscious Cycle" by Elaine Gottschall in the magazine "Living Without" for people with food allergies.
  9. karynwolfe

    karynwolfe New Member

    Alert: Don't know who bumped this, but this thread is from October 2007.
  10. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    Thanks. I hate it when people bump things up from years ago.

    However, I found the following interesting.

    "I spent some time this evening perusing the recent posts here and was dismayed to see that some of us who recovered using non medical approaches are being met with great derision. This was not the case when I used to post more often. How sad!"

    I think this is why I did not look at the date,LOL!!

  11. fmisreal

    fmisreal New Member


    Sorry that the old link got bumped back up after so many years. I have had CFS and FMS for years and came accorss this message board and that thread by advancewithcorage after I had done some online research on FMS.

    I felt compelled to try and reach this person to see if they are still feeling well.

    Reading that in watching those Mickel videos gave me a little hope for the first time in a very long time.

    So that is how and why the thread made it back to the here and now.

    Please understand that I tried so many things over the 25 yrs that I have had these illness, just wanted to check this out since I had never heard of it before.
  12. Debra49659

    Debra49659 New Member

    fmisreal....I really dont see why you would have to apoligize. This board is designed to help those of us that suffer from these DD. I'm glad you found something that interests you:)

    So don't be sorry that you bumped that old post!