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Have just finished a book called ME: A life shattered by Lynne Mitchell. I found it by chance in the library (like I found you good people) It isnt recent but it is not out of date.

She was an Educational psychologist when her and her son got flu and both developed ME :cry: to varying degrees. She decided to do some research when she had partially recovered. It is really interesting but not too hard to read or understand. A brain-fogged person could manage it :oops: Some of it reads like our forum! :shock:

She doesn't offer any miracle cure, cos there aint one, in fact a lot of it is what we already know, but it really thought provoking how ME case histories can be so similar yet so different. Does that make sense :?:

Worth a read if you can get hold of a copy

Dale xxx

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    Oh thanks Dale ..... I'll try and get hold of that :D And 'yes' it does make perfect sense what you are saying.

    Hope you don't mind me joining you on this thread with a book I have just been reading (or at least trying to) - but I am finding it absolutely fascinating and I'm sure some of you will do too.

    Some of you may have even seen it already. It's called 'From Fatigue to Fantastic' by Jacob Teitelbaum MD - an American obviously. He had a viral illness whilst training to be a paediatric specialist and was barely able to function because of exhaustion and brain fog. He was advised by 'one wise Professor that this was not a time to push forward but rather a time to take leave of absence.' (Thought of Trees here)

    Anyway to cut a long story short he describes the frustration at being told he was depressed, but then studies the illness in great detail. As a doctor he is able explain exactly why we feel as we do and I found his explanations fascinating eg. why we feel 'that we have been run over by a truck in the mornings' (his words) - we can all identify with so many of the things he mentions.

    He links CFS and Fibromyalgia together. I won't go into more detail and the book is a bit technical in place, but he goes on to suggest ways we can improve our quality of life.

    It's a large book, but a light one (12.99) - will take a long time to finish but he has a complete understanding of the illness.

    So that's two books to look out for now :D

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    ooh will try and have a look at both. mind you, i should probably finish my charles shepherd first, i sort of read about half and then forgot about it for a bit...

    Trees x


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