Thank you for reaching out. Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia are difficult to treat. There are so many theories as to what causes these diseases and I think the cause varies from person to person.
Some people with CFS share a certain gene, one that people without CFS don’t have. Sometimes the cause can be from a sudden severe injury – the body can become so shocked that the alarm system won’t shut down. There are many theories but I think there are certain things that over time can help symptoms improve.
Fibromyalgia in particular flares up with stress. Even good stress. Breaking your routine and going on an exciting holiday can cause a flare up of fibromyalgia. So routine is key. Getting up the same time every day and going to sleep the same time. Diet that is similar every day – low sugar is best, although your body will crave sugar. Breathing. And gentle exercises – start very slowly – maybe 3 minutes at a time a few times a day. Concentrate on your breath during the exercises.
The progress will be very slow in the beginning and will make you want to give up.
Look at the adverse child events score – Step 1. Red flags for risk of complex PTSD include: bullying at school or at home, any form of sexual molestation, alcohol in the home, verbal or physical abuse, a parent too overwhelmed with their own problems – maybe a death of a child or someone ill in the family.
I hope the website helps. Let me know what you don’t like and what you like. I keep changing it – hopefully for the better