9 years With M.E. Finally Transformed Against All Odds

James’ experience with M.E. started as a teenager like so many people.  And after years of hopping from one ‘cure’ for ME/CFS to another, the penny finally dropped for him in his 8th year and resulted in his recovery.

James Alexander ME Recoverer

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James had become a bit of a serial ME/CFS cure explorer.  And whilst many things helped him a little, none were that magic solution that got rid of all his MECFS symptoms.  As he said, “When you are that desperate, you are not thinking rationally….everything sounds great when you have CFS” .

But after 8 years of suffering, his life had become even worse and he hit rock-bottom. “I couldn’t see a future for myself”.   It was an understandable outlook for a young man whose life was in shambles and who had never experienced what it was like to be an adult and have normal health.

And against all odds, he then changed his approach, his outlook, his whole life and 9 months later he was recovered.

What an inspiring young man, who shares his lessons and insights for anyone with ME/CFS or Fibromyaliga.

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May 10, 2016
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Diane Bramble
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Thankyou for showing this video.As a long term sufferer with cfs, I believe that James is a genuine case.I have had cfs for 34 yrs.I am being completely honest. I was 28yrs old when I xontracted glandular fever and was extremely ill and bedridden for several weeks.I felt weak every day after that. I didn’t rest long enough after the EBV and continued to push my body.I then suffered a trauma as well causing insomnia.Insomnia is my biggest problem and I am suffering terribly with it at present.I am frequently bedridden and feel robbed of life. When im not bedridden… Read more »
James
Guest
Hi diane, Don’t lose hope on recovery, when you’ve been ill so long it does feel as though your life is over but it can all change like it did for me. Forget remedies, focus on changes that you can consistently make for the rest of your life. You have to make a extreme overhaul of your life to see positive changes (from my experience anyway). What is your diet like? what is your posture like? do you breath through your chest? do you feel wired constantly? do you use gadgets a lot? what time do you go to bed?… Read more »
Jane
Guest
Thanks Dan and James for this – it’s probably the first of the recovery stories that had some really valuable information for me. I’m still looking and hoping for that one thing that will work. I’ve always wanted this – needed this – because if I find that one thing, then all I have to do is that one thing and I’ll never get CFS again. It’s like an insurance. Staying well is equally important to me as getting well – I’m sure most can relate to that. I am totally guilty of ditching something because it hasn’t helped ‘a… Read more »
James
Guest
Hi Jane, thanks for the comment! The most important things to stick to do not require much money which is good 🙂 I told myself the same thing when it came to the last remaining pleasures in my life, but in the end, they all had to go. Everything! you can find alternatives. for example frozen bananas in a food processor/blender makes surprisingly very nice icecream. We’re all guilty of pushing ourselves. I believe it comes from no one around us taking us seriously, therefore we stop listening to our body. Rest rest rest! If you have any questions, feel… Read more »
Sulamaye
Guest

When was this recording made because he said last sept having started in 2014 which would be 18 months, but you said 9 months so I’m wondering if you recorded this a year ago or if you got the time span wrong?

Really useful recording.

Adam Lomax
Guest

I really enjoyed listening to this, as James’ went through many of the same challenges I faced during my journey, at a similar age. There are so many similarities. Felt really moved, in a very positive way.
It sounds like he lives near me – I don’t suppose you still have his details and would be willing to share with me by E-mail? I’d love to get in touch with him and share our recovery experience 🙂

Mary-Claire Grotheer
Guest
James, thank you for sharing your story. I have to admit, I had tears in my eyes as you began because it almost felt like I was hearing my story come out of your mouth. I too, was 14 or 15 when I started getting ill with headaches, and fatigue. I too thought I was just “lazy”. I felt also that I was an 80 year old stuck in a young persons body. And those stairs, those bloody stairs!! I felt completely wiped out every time I had to go upstairs, like I would collapse.I had anxiety attacks, depression, didn’t… Read more »
James
Guest

Hi mary, i’m glad you can relate! being able to relate to somebodies story was what gave me the faith to keep going. It’s all about consistency with good big changes to your daily life that win the battle. Visualise how you want to feel 6-9-12 months from now and make the big changes to ensure it happens. Check out my youtube channel and leave me a comment if you have any more questions 🙂 thanks !

Kelly Sc
Guest
Thank-you James. I can relate to you in many ways, although I have only had cfs for almost one year, now. I found what you said about the human body having millions of years of wisdom to be quite profound and wise. I too can see now that I’ve been looking for a singular cure. I’m going to take on board your advice on looking at your weekly habits/ schedule and changing one thing at a time and keep adding to the pile. I too have thought that I’m lazy, or am making this illness up. It’s so good for… Read more »
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