The anniversary effect

It is common for anniversaries to bring up alot of emotion, both good and bad. For happy occasions like weddings it’s a chance to look back and remember a wonderful day (assuming it was 😁) and to take a bit of time out to celebrate the years of marriage since. For the loss of a…

Keeping positive in my new normal

Keeping positive when you have a chronic illness can be a battle in itself. It’s no surprise that one of the most common symptoms of chronic illness is depression, either as part of the overall illness, or as a ‘side effect’. For many people, your life completely changes and that is a massive challenge to…

Any improvement is good improvement

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if I really am improving, in terms of my symptoms and how they affect me. On a day to day basis I struggle, always, with pain, migraines and fatigue, so it can be hard to remind myself that I am still on that journey, and technically it is going in…

Multi treatment approach: musculoskeletal

No one really knows what causes ME/CFS to develop (many people find that it follows a bacterial or viral infection, for others it can follow a physical or mental trauma, in other cases there is no obvious ‘trigger’), and the physiological cause for the symptoms are also up for debate. There is alot of talk…