During your illness many people will tell you about treatments that cured a friend of a friend. They will swear it worked for this person and try and push/ encourage you to try it. It can be very tempting to give these treatments a go, no matter how weird and wonderful they are, because you and your family are desperate for you to get better. It is up to you whether you do try anything, but remember if there was something that cured ME then it would be all over the news and everybody would be taking it.
This doesn’t mean all treatments are a waste of time. Some like Reiki, spiritual healing or acupuncture can be very good at helping you relax. This is important for all ME sufferers, especially severely affected people, as it gives your body chance to heal itself.
The best advice is don’t spend lots of money and don’t do it if it makes you feel worse. The statement that you have to get worse, before you get better, is not always true.
People recover from ME in their own time and at their own pace. You will get better; you just have to wait for the right time, when your body is ready to start working again. Waiting is very hard; but it will happen, you will recover.
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