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…

Day to day management of an invisible illness

Sometimes having an invisible illness is a great thing (well, obviously the illness isn’t great. Just the invisible part). I can get on with my day without having people wonder what is wrong with me, or asking personal questions. It can also be tricky, though, in situations where I would really benefit from having an…