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    Big Health Update: I Have Lyme Disease

    Almost four years ago, I developed the symptom set of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I was constantly exhausted and always felt like I was a day away from the flu. Over time, more and more random symptoms crept in: swollen glands, hoarse throat, frequent fevers, food sensitivities, lightheadedness, brain fog, chronic gastritis, pelvic pain, and more. For the most part, doctors had no idea what was wrong with me. They tested me for mono, strep, thyroid disorders, anemia, ulcers, UTIs, allergies, and so much more. All came back normal. I had the symptom set of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Interstitial Cystitis, but both are diagnoses of exclusion, without a known cause…

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    How I’m Healing My Chronic Fatigue

    I have a disease with no cure. Well, no medically-approved cure. As many people with chronic health issues will tell you: that doesn’t mean you can’t get better. Or at least feel better. I developed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome about three years ago, and I’ve spent countless hours trying to get well. Here, I’d like to share what’s helped me, and what might help you if you also struggle with fatigue or burnout.   Swap Coffee for Tea The very first thing I did—and one of the most helpful—was cut down on caffeine. I know it sounds crazy. Feeling tired? Just cut back on the one thing keeping you going! But…