Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Chronic Illness Vlog: Still Relapsed, Still Flat, Trying Treatments

I recorded a vlog last week, showing an honest view of my life with chronic illness, which is currently quite restricted. My months-long relapse defined by immune activation (especially almost-constant, flu-like aches) continues. I had some really bad days and some not-too-horrible days, though I spent most of my time horizontal on the couch. I did manage a few brief outings last week, plus some online shopping and other holiday to-do's from the couch. Most importantly, I was trying two new supplements that I think are helping, plus a prescription from my ME/CFS specialist to try to break this immune activation cycle I am stuck in.

You can watch the video on YouTube or here below:

You'll see this vlog is a bit longer than my usual ones because I tried to explain as much as I could about the treatments I am trying. As always, the notes below the video on YouTube include lots of links to more information and anything I mentioned in the video. I will reprint those here:

Article on treating severe ME from Norway, plus a look into the future 

Diagnosing and Treating Thyroid Dysfunction in ME/CFS and Long-COVID 

Iodoral (iodine) for thyroid

Treating Immune Dysfunction: This blog post includes information both on improving immune function and on treating underlying infections

Effective Treatments for Yeast Overgrowth/Candida  

Diagnosing & Treating Orthostatic Intolerance (OI) blog post 

Chronic Illness Tracking: How I Feel, Symptoms, and Treatments 

My post from last year on Relapses and Recoveries 

My local bookstore interviews me about life with chronic illness and my book

I'm still achy today, still on the couch. I did sit up to record a couple of short book videos but am back to flat now (and more achy). 


How was YOUR week?
How are you doing?

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