Saturday, June 12, 2010

Subject Unrelated

Most everybody is familiar with Dr. Oz, whether it be from Oprah or his own show, Dr. Oz. 

I don't normally watch the show but yesterday while channel surfing, I heard some information on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia (CFS/FMS).  Being a sufferer myself, I decided to tune in.  I can't tell you how happy it made me to see these conditions being validated.  For years docs have said, "Your tests are normal, you are young, you look fine so it must be in your head."  And out would come the referral to a shrink.  My mom had her own professional opinion to offer: "You're tired, spelled L-A-Z-Y". 

Every day for years I have pushed myself past my limits and felt guilty for not being able to do more.  I'm constantly exposed to people who are older than I am but have way more energy.  I don't want to disappoint friends so I push myself hard to keep up with them....only to end up loosing a couple days because I'm completely out of gas.  People think I refuse offers of dinner or going out shopping etc. because I'm a snob but in reality I just don't have the energy.  The whole thing becomes depressing because I'm a prisoner in my own body.

Yesterday this Dr. Teitelbaum (who himself had been a victim of CFW/FMS) explained the actual mechanics of it and how it's related to hormones and the hypothalamus gland.  The best news is that it can be treated. There are thousands of people who suffer with this health issue so I thought I'd pass on the information.  There is also a free questionnaire online and you can get a detailed list to take to your dr. or better yet....go to their facility.  Here's to getting life back!  You can find the questionnaire here

Onto other website is almost done and ready to be published over the next few days.  In celebration I'm going to host a giveaway so be sure to check back for the details!

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