My Story

By Chris

I was diagnosed with M.E. in 1999 after 6 months of quite severe post-viral fatigue.  My symptoms were initially mostly cognitive.  During the following few years, physical symptoms, particularly featuring waist-down pain, came to the fore while cognitive functioning improved.  Numerous “alternatives” were tried, unsuccessfully, during the “noughties.”

In 2010, tests on mitochondrial function revealed only 25% efficiency – supplements to improve this deficit, along with a changed diet, brought about a delayed, but then steady improvement over the next 4-6 years, most significantly achieving a welcome stability of symptoms.   This achievement has been compromised over the past 4 years, following the waist-down pain, plus numbness in feet, being re-diagnosed as “polyneuropathy.”