M.E and Sleep

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis fluctuates, everything related to the condition ebbs and flows in terms of severity, duration, and priority. One thing remains constant though, the very annoying issue we have with sleep. You would think that an illness involving constant neuro-exhaustion would mean that I sleep a lot in order to ‘feel better’. Nope. More often …

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M.E Can Be Like Having A Hangover

It’s something I’ve said for years, my M.E often feels like I over-indulged the night before and I’m suffering for it. The issue I have with that is that M.E has brought about an intolerance to alcohol and has severely restricted my social life. I can’t remember the last time I had the opportunity to …

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P.E.N.E. or P.E.M.? It’s a mystery!

Hello! Foggy is snoring softly in Foggy HQ this morning, I’m letting him have¬†a bit of a lie-in. He’s fidgeting so I know he’s dreaming about squirrel chasing! I’m making the most of the peace and quiet by writing this blog. As you know, I am in the process of setting up an online training …

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Chest Pain and M.E./C.F.S.

X-ray of a chest

Hi, I had a new symptom start around 6 months ago and, because of the infamous being ‘fobbed off’ incident, it was only investigated this week. Here’s what has been going on. I started to get pain in my right breast that could have been caused by any number of factors. I assumed it would …

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Digestive Issues

Hello! Foggy is travelling to Christchurch, New Zealand and is surrounded by the bubbly loveliness that is first class (jiffy bag). To bide his time Foggy is going to tell you all about Sally’s issues with digestive problems. Sally has had problems with reactions to certain foods, bloating and¬†discomfort (to name a few symptoms) her …

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Allergic To My Tumble Dryer!

Hi, Having M.E sometimes turns me into a super sleuth. Just call me Miss Marple! Trying to work out exactly what has caused a symptoms flare can often be a fruitless task, purely because of the complex nature of our illness but sometimes the cause of discomfort can be nailed down and prevented. Many M.E …

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Fidgeting With Hyper-Mobility Syndrome

Hi, I’m off to Amsterdam with Hattie the Otter and family later today and I have told Sally to get some work done while I am away. She wants to tell you all about how her Hypermobility Syndrome symptom (HMS) of fidgeting (not really a symptom but you’ll see what we mean in a bit) …

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Brain Inflammation

Hi, Foggy is still winging his way to Melbourne to see the Emerge Australia gang (9 days and counting….eek). I’m making the most of the peace and quiet and, in slow time, getting ready for our M.E Awareness Week events next week (full info on mefoggydog.org). The week so far has been very busy and …

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