When do you know your recovered?

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I've been taking multi vitamins and iron tablets lately. I've changed my diet to a ketogenic diet,cutting out sugar and carbs. And I feel so much better, how long should I give it until I try to go back to work again? Could any recovered, tell me how they achieved recovery?

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    Sorry no idea as I have deteriorated over the years . but I would certainly give it several months . some people feel better then suddenly drop again drastically. Even if they haven't overdone it with their new found energy etc. Best to take it steadily . good luck x

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    I'm a huge advocate for any type of clean eating with m.e, and finding the right vitamins as you have by the sounds of it. 

    I had a major breakthrough after having m.e for several years when I realised eating predominantly clean (no bad carbs, no sugar, no alcohol, no cows milk in my case, im allergic, and no caffeine) just preparing simple, tasty nutritious foods, it manages and pretty much erradicates my symptoms.

    It's always good to hear of others that have found the same/similar results because I think more m.e sufferers should try a clean diet if they have not already, along with pacing with energy levels etc. 

    I would say just keep going with the your new eating habits, as soon as I stoop back into bad habits with food which I think my body sees as toxins, I get the fatique, the aches, brain fog, swollen glands back again.

    I think the m.e recovery subject is a contentious one and different for everybody as are the huge range and differences in symptoms and also there are other people that just recover naturally, but I love to hear of people that recover, it's a positive thing.

    Best of luck with your ongoing recovery.


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    I have treated my recovery like running a marathon. So at the moment you have learnt to jog a few yards, full time working is the 26mile marathon. 

    All my recovery has been in small steps. I found I took huge steps backwards when I started doing too much. If you ran a marathon with no training your body would feel dreadful afterwards and during.

    So my advice is once you think it’s helping very small steps. Start with an hour once a week and then try 2 hrs after a couple of weeks if you have no problems, get the idea? It’s a tiered small step. 

    My goal is 60mile cycling, I did it last year but fitness has fallen back to 40 mile. I really wanted to try 60 on a flat course yesterday but I could hear my body say no, so I rested all day instead.

    Best of luck 

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      Thank you for your reply. I think I still have a long way to go. Hopefully I'll carry on getting strong. The thing is I need some sort of income( haven't got benefits yet) . Have you got any ideas?

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      When did you last work Carol and didn't you go onto sickness benefit at that point?

      Ask the CAB (citizen's advice bureau) for help with any benefits issues you may have.


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