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6 Comments

  1. Imogen Brierley August 18, 2014 / 7:48 pm

    Hi,
    My names Imogen and I’m 15 and I live in Hertfordshire, England. At the beginning of this year I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. I’ve been following your blog for a while and have found it extremely helpful to me as I am trying to have a better, healthier lifestyle. However, my question to you is not about food. I was wondering if you could offer any advice surrounding how you dealt with your friends/peers about your illness? Before CFS I loved school, was very athletic and sporty and was in a “popular” group. Now with CFS I was unable to go out as much or continue many of the sports clubs I was part of. Earlier this year when I tried to explain my illness to them they immediately refused to accept it as they believe that it is not a “real condition” and told me I was just pathetic and lazy. I am now considering moving schools because of the bullying.
    Sorry if this just sounds like a bit of a moan. I was just wondering if you had experienced anything similar or had any advice you could give me.
    Thank you,
    Imogen

    • spooniesophia August 19, 2014 / 11:30 am

      Hi Imogen,

      I am so so pleased you’ve found it useful. Of course I can :)
      I am so sorry to hear that your peers aren’t willing to try and understand your condition and have said some really hurtful things to you. That must have been incredibly upsetting! My advice to you is to focus on the people in your life who do understand and who are supportive. It’s not worth all of the pain it causes trying to maintain friendships that are one sided. I have lost friends because of my illness yes and it’s devastating but then I think about how lucky I am to have other wonderful friends and family :) having a chronic illness shows you who your true friends are; those who will keep calling you even though you might not answer, those who turn up at your door when you’re having a bad day, those who never judge what you say or do. You’re condition is absolutely real and you shouldn’t have to prove it to anyone lovely!!

      Hope that’s useful?

      Hugs,

      Sophia xx

  2. Imogen Brierley August 19, 2014 / 12:07 pm

    Hi,
    Thank you so much for your reply, it’s really helpful and has given me lots to think about! I shall try to remain positive and work on building new, better friendships.
    Thanks again, and thank you for your wonderful blog!
    Imogen x

  3. Sarah Warren December 2, 2014 / 7:27 pm

    hi
    just saw your link on the lyme site. I have chronic lyme, which has been bad for about 10 years. Am on anbx treatment which really works but I know food is a big help to health. I go up and down with my diet, mainly because Im seriously addicted to refined sugar. Have now been on refined sugar and gluten free diet for 4 weeks and definitely feeling better, Pretty bored with the food though so your recipes will really help me. Im going to print a few out and have a go once Ive been to the supermarket. Will let you know how I get on. Love your positivity, I really try to live my life that way too. The more chronically ill you are the harder it is. When I was very ill about 5 years ago I would say thanks every day for my children, Their smiles and laughter saved me in those very dark days.

  4. sailingpenguin January 4, 2015 / 6:55 pm

    Hi I just came across your blog and within your first paragraph you have described symptoms that I have had for about 3 years now but my GP doesn’t really want to know. I was diagnosed with CRPS 6 years ago, Fibromyalgia 5 years ago and TMJD 5 years ago. Since then I have had various symptoms come about which I cannot get an answer to. I look forward to following your blog.

  5. Sarah January 26, 2015 / 5:46 pm

    Hi Sophie,

    I have just come across you website. I was diagnosed with CFS following undiagnosed glandular fever seven years ago. My CFS was extremely bad and amounted to times when I was bed ridden. I left the job I had before being sacked. However over the seven year period I have managed to train as a teacher and am now the head of department 2 and a half years into my teaching career. I just wanted to share this with you because when I was first diagnosed many doctors etc were willing to write me off and gave me no hope of ever having a normal life style again. Yet I have it may have taken 7 years but i do, being a secondary school teacher is one of the busiest demanding jobs and I manage just fine. Yes CFS will always affect me but yes I have a very normal life. I just wanted to let you all know that there is hope. I wish you all the best on your journey of recovery and keep up the gluten free diet I swear by it x

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