Brenda Brown Elliott on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

I have just recently returned to posting on this particular blog about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in many parts of the world, and Fibromyalgia. Some of you may know that I have suffered with these neuro-immune illnesses for ten plus years. At this time I can pleasingly and proudly state that my pain is minimal, my fatigue is nearly gone and my depression is definitely in remission.

How? you may ask? I attribute a few different methods of madness which seem to be causing my uplifting improvement in pain and fatigue.  Cymbalta, Nortriptyline and Abilify are the three medicines that I have at a good level now.  These truly make a difference of night and day.  I am overweight which is definitely bothersome.  However, being overweight from the meds is better than being in bed half or more of my life.

Remaining fairly sedentary.  I know they say some light exercise is best to keep us toned up and I did that for years.  Again, what works for me may not be right for you, but  I certainly feel my refraining from pushing myself has had a big impact on the outcome of my current status physically, emotionally and psychologically.

Being re-married, having someone to love, being taken out for lunch or dinner, having someone to snuggle with at night and not spending the holidays alone have all had a major impact on my emotional and psychological state of being. This, in turn, has made an improvement in my depression, fatigue and pain.

So from this time forward I will report on advancements or articles having to do with concerns you may have in these illnesses, but we won’t be concentrating on the negatives of these monsters within, as we all know that can cause us to further descend into a relapse causing much worse symptoms.   Fare thee well for now and think lightly and brightly.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Eric Ian Huffman
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 21:05:21

    Thanks for sharing. I’m glad to read you are doing better. You have a wonderful attitude about life in general, and an appreciation for its gifts which shows 🙂


  2. cttbbelliott
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 00:42:31

    Thank you Eric. My husband and I laugh as we get out a flustered moment with one another. Never yell. Always laugh and make a joke of it, then speak as though nothing was ever said and that is how we work out a very rare indifference. All the credit goes to God as I can truly feel him with me. He holds me up and I’ve been through a whole lot of difficulties. But we must rise above the hurt and be thankful for all we have. I highly suggest you read my novel, “Courage Times Three” as it reveals so much of what everybody goes through in life, but how they rise above it with help from the Lord. I think you are a very nice man and I like to recommend my novel as a good read to those I especially like. God bless! Hope your weekend is a good one. I have a book signing tomorrow afternoon where four local authors are signing, will be loads of fun.


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