What I’ve Tried – A list of Helpful Things

 There have been a lot of tools and practices that have helped me to feel somewhat better. Some activities / aids, increase my energy or accelerate my body’s healing ability and others have been less helpful or had little effect.

I’ve added stars against things that helped, and most of these I continue to use regularly as part of my tailored recovery treatment plan. The rating is as follows

  • 0 Stars = no change
  • 1 Star = slightly helpful / improving energy or decrease in symptoms
  • 2 Stars = significant improvement
  • 3 Stars = most helpful, use frequently
  • Sad face = made things worse

Here is a list of my tried treatments and activities:

  • Meditation🌟🌟🌟
  • Accupressure massage🌟
  • Indoor Pilates🌟🌟
  • Pacing🌟🌟
  • Occupational health therapist🌟
  • Graded Exercise Therapy🌟
  • Private blood/saliva testing 🌟🌟

  • Co-enzyme CQ10🌟
  • Qi-Ribose😕
  • Deep tissue massage🌟
  • Getting out of maladaptive stress response (fight/flight/freeze)🌟🌟🌟
  • General Supplements🌟
  • Vegan diet
  • Wheat / gluten free diet🌟
  • Accupuncture🌟
  • Coconut water🌟🌟🌟
  • Inner child work(positive inner talk and appreciation of self)🌟🌟🌟
  • Support pillows🌟
  • CFS 50 Recovery Stories Book🌟🌟
  • Optimum health clinic🌟🌟🌟
  • CBT🌟
  • Activity scheduling🌟
  • Relaxation CDs🌟🌟🌟
  • Emotional Freedom Technique🌟
  • Stop process
  • Building daily routine🌟🌟🌟
  • TV
  • No sugar / natural sugar diet🌟🌟
  • Glandulars
  • Bodymind work(listening to body, being present)🌟🌟🌟
  • Nutritionist🌟🌟
  • Tuning fork🌟
  • Hypnosis
  • Ice packs🌟🌟🌟
  • Melatonin😕
  • Visualisation of each goal before I achieve it🌟🌟🌟
  • Crystals🌟🌟
  • Personal power work( developing self-belief, over-coming fears particularly around relapses)🌟🌟🌟
  • Nutri-bullet smoothies🌟🌟🌟
  • Anti-depressants 😕
  • Homeopathy🌟
  • Ibuprofen🌟🌟
  • Earplugs / face mask🌟🌟
  • Energy healing🌟
  • Wheelchair🌟🌟
  • Nature🌟🌟🌟
  • Not accepting ME/CFS as my indendity(instead being who I am moment to moment)🌟🌟🌟
  • Osteopath🌟
  • Learning to interpret own blood tests🌟🌟🌟
  • GP / doctors😕
  • Taxi’s🌟🌟
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME Service🌟
  • Echinacea🌟🌟

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