Recovery is hard work. this will be the greatest challenge of your life. Doing nothing is not going to help you.
What treatments work for ME/CFS?
Many things can have a positive effect on the symptoms. First you need to understand the cause of ME/CFS. After you have figured out what happened prior to your symptoms, you can get an idea to what might help for you. Then you will need to turn around the vicious cycle you are in. I will list many possible treatments on this page with some pros and cons.
One treatment form on its own is often not enough to recover, combining them however is the key to recover fast. I was suprised in my own recovery how fast symptoms can appear or dissapear. When you are on the right path, results will become very obvious.
Most treatments should focus on stopping the stress response of the nervous system as I recommend in the healing approach page: neuroplasticity, calming down the nervous system and dealing with the trigger (Emotional healing and awareness, personality and coping mechanisms.) Other treatments like diet, supplements, frequency therapy and detoxing are about treating the secondary symptoms.
You will also need to realise that by doing nothing and rest while you are waiting for your symptoms to dissapear, is only making things worse. Stick with one or two things and stop the ‘fight or flight’ urges to involve yourself in tons of different treatments and keep searching for new ones.
(Other) recovery programs
Some things you have to stop doing:
By checking your symptoms, you are making bigger pathways to feel what you don’t want to feel. Beter to build new pathways of joy and peace (rest and digest mode)
Stop trying to justify yourself for being tired. You don’t have to please anybody.
Your behaviour has made you ill. You will have to change everything, you habits, your self-talks, your thoughts, your urges etc.
Fear causes stress, stress causes more symptoms. By understanding how diversion pain syndrome works, you can communicate with your unconsicous instead. What is it distracting you from?
Individuals with orthorexia tend to have an obsessive focus on healthy eating, to an extent that disrupts their daily lives. According to the TMS theory, the fatigue works as a distraction to strong and powerful emotions. A strict and cleansing diet might just be another form of distraction and therefore improve your symtoms. This starts a placebo healing that never brings you all the way to being 100% healthy. You will always have to cleanse yourself a little more.
The symptoms are not caused by physical activity, yet they are triggered by it. Sooth yourself: “movement is okay.” “You are safe!”
Whenever you do thing quick, rushed in a hurry and fast, you are not cultivating the peace you need to cultivate energy. Maybe after a while, you can permit yourself this behaviour every once in while. But don’t make it a habit (again)
Many of us are setting themselves up for failure as they give treatments not a fair chance. They already plan the next treatment while they are doing another thing. This already means that they don’t believe it is going to work and makes them spend money on so many different things while they remain in the fight or flight mode and are unaware of it.