August 19th, 2012
I don’t know if it was a good idea to start low dose naltrexone on the first day this year that I might describe myself as feeling good. But I did ~ I started it last night and this is going to be my daily diary of how it is working.
A little background: I am being treated – or, rather, I am treating myself – for presumed Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). I say “presumed” because the tests, diagnosis and treatment for this condition are a joke. Doctors aren’t educated about ME – even the “experts” – and they are extremely hesitant to discuss this diagnosis or order tests that might be “unneeded” in order to confirm this diagnosis. Because there is no definitive test to confirm ME, there is always a tiny seed of doubt that it might not be the answer. For me, that seed is very small. The symptoms fit too perfectly.
More to follow…