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Radio show: Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Anyone who is sick with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (or ME) wants to know the best methods for treating it. There is no exact science. Is there a drug that will cure CFS? Most everyone assumes the cure will come as a drug because CFS is such a horrible physical ailment. The answer surely will be biologically based, right? Not necessarily.
Is there something else that works better in helping a person heal from CFS? At this point in time, I believe the answer is that something else does work very well. (More on the specifics later.)
No “curative” drug for treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome exists, although research is ongoing and more drugs are in the pipeline. Some current drugs help to relieve symptoms. That’s a far cry from healing the condition as a whole. Plus, you must continue taking the drug indefinitely to keep getting any relief of your symptoms!
To give every area of this huge topic its dues and a fair shake in our analysis, let’s open up the door and consider all your possible treatment options. There are quite a few. They can help some people with symptom reduction. However, again, I find little to help you really heal and get well, closer to that 100% mark. So, next week I’ll be addressing these options, one by one, concluding Friday in a big presentation for the Health Matters Show that summarizes this huge topic and let’s you in on what I believe works for a lot of people.
If you’re looking for the best answers for getting well – really well because you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired – I have information for you. That’s because I not only suffered with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for fifteen years and struggled in getting it treated adequately, but, I got well and am now helping people heal from CFS every day!
Today I share some of that info on the Health Matters Show podcast, with a bit of the audio file where Dr. Deirdre Rawlings interviewed me about how I got well:
(Today’s Health Matters Show podcast is 9 minutes 53 seconds.)
After I got better, I began to develop my own theories about what works and what doesn’t. I’ll share many of them with you next week. Stay tuned!
SO WHAT ARE THE MORE COMMON TREATMENT OPTIONS?
I do not have all the answers. So that this can be a gathering spot for all kinds of good info, I encourage you to leave your comments here for others to see. What you know could be of value to someone else for treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Maybe even the missing part to their puzzle!
Thanks, Cinda Crawford
The above originally appeared here.
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