Jane learned how to overcome Depression and MECFS

If you have ever been faced with the label of having depression when you actually suffered with MECFS, then you will really appreciate this brave and inspiring interview with Jane.

Depression and MECFS seem to go hand in hand; and for good reason.  But besides the physical reasons for the overlap, clearly suffering with any chronic illness including MECFS or Fibromyalgia can lead to feelings associated with depression.  After all, being disabled, misunderstood and in constant suffering IS DEPRESSING!

But repeatedly I hear people staunchly fighting the initial diagnosis of depression because they know their symptoms are real, and besides feeling miserable about their condition, they are often actually very enthusiastic and eager to participate in life – not at all like people suffering with clinical depression! But of course, over time having the illness can takes it toll and eventually, so many of us that experience this illness start to experience depression and Me/CFS. Jane shares her journey from ME/CFS to depression and how she recovered from depression and ME/CFS. 

Here are some interesting highlights to look out for:

  • How Jane changed her outlook to life as part of her recovery
  • How MECFS over time affected her confidence to participate in life
  • How Jane dealt with MECFS set backs
  • The lessons of living with depression and MECFS

Please leave a comment at the bottom of the page!

Here are some social media images for sharing:

Share the Hope!

Leave a Reply

15 Comments on "Jane learned how to overcome Depression and MECFS"

Notify of
avatar
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Jesse Hartigan
Guest

Hi Dan – great recovery story, thanks for sharing this! I find it quite eye-opening that there are so many parallels between my own experience and what Jane has related – e.g. taking the decision to get better, tuning into what your body is telling you, finding work that is true to who you are. All those have been so key for me, and I am certainly still getting acquainted with them. Cheers.

Dan
Guest

Thanks for the comment Jesse.

Keep going and share your story one day! 🙂

sharon
Guest

I AM FINISHED with Fibro ! Mahalo for all the videos ~ I’ve spent the day and evening
watching ~ diagnosed with “Organophosphate (pesticide) poisoning” 4 yrs. ago~ couldn’t walk up the stairs to my 3rd. grade class( much DOE stress for 30 yrs.)~ bleeding sores, hair loss, fatigue,PAIN ~
Much HOPE today!
ALOHA from GMO FREE HAWAII ISLAND (the Marches against Monsanto are going strong)
Please watch Dr. Vandana Shiva for inspiration.
Sharon

Jennifer
Guest
Dan, Thanks for an outstanding literature review for CFS. I have taken some positive ideas from your book and it certainly gave me a lot more information on CFS than the traditional medical community including specialist physicians in CFS/ME. And thankyou for focussing on “Recovery”!!! This is fantastic Jane, I hope you get a chance to read this. Thankyou so much for genuine, honest and heartbreaking/uplifting story. It was truly inspiring and helped me get through yet another ” day at halfmast”. To hear how fit and healthy you were to ending up in a wheelchair well my heart goes… Read more »
Dan
Guest

Thanks for your comments Jennifer – it’s great to see you how you are choosing to be uplifted by these stories to keep yourself moving in the right direction. I will think about your suggestion! 🙂 xx

Moose
Guest
Wow, wow, wow, I loved hearing this. It could have been my words. Some of the key moments for me were, boundaries, self-discipline, routine, god of your understanding/inner-connection, believe you can get well, physical incapacity, trial and error, progressively stepping out of isolation and back into the community, planning fun stuff, the sea, meditation and parasites. And crucially Jane shared her experiences with compassion and equanimity. As I always say, “the day I can share my experience and allow others to have their experience, is the day I am fully healthy”. Whilst I am ‘needing’ others to ‘understand me’, I… Read more »
Dan
Guest

Thanks for your positive comment Moose – Yes, recovery from ME/CFS is a journey and more often than not, it involves a transformation not just in health, but also in how we look at life and ourselves!

Karin Barry
Guest

Thank you again Dan for bringing to light these testimonials. Jane, I am inspired and filled with determination and hope from hearing your story! This illness has also taken me to the depths of despair but I won’t give up and your words are uplifting in so many ways, thank you!

Dan
Guest

Hi Karin, thanks for your comment. Great to hear you using these stories to inspire you. I trust that the video explanation is helping you see the common threads amongst the stories.
Dan

Wil
Guest
Dan and Jane. Thanks so much for this interview! This a wonderful site, Dan. And Jane’s journey is real uplifting for me. I was diagnosed with Depression and have been under medications and been through counseling. It took a long time to look into my situation and to begin questioning my doctors diagnosis. I’ve been thinking that it was my energy level that was the real problem and depression was secondary. My depression is out of despair, confusion and hopelessness because I could not get myself to do the smallest of things. I use to enjoy life to the full,… Read more »
Dan
Guest

Hi Wil
Glad the site is uplifting and resonating with you – your symptoms are common and can be easily explained. Focus on getting an action plan for your recovery and start taking small steps towards that – over time, this really adds up to create powerful change. If you haven’t already watched them, make sure you request the education videos!

Lee
Guest

Hi Dan and Jane,Thanks for the amazing interview.
Thanks very much,Lee

Connie Stieger
Guest
Oh my, Jane! What a beautiful and inspirational story! Thank you so much for sharing. So much of your story I can relate to. I will refer to your story time and again, I am sure, as I now begin a newly determined and focused approach delving deep inside for those personal resources and intuition and reaching to the universe for its guidance and help. And, of course, reaching all the information in Dan’s book which has already helped me in my journey. Hope is a marvelous motivator! Your story and Dan’s story has certainly given me that! Thank you,… Read more »
Robert
Guest
Hello Dan, I don’t really get this depression/mecfs debate. Sure, symptoms differ and some overlap, but they probably originate from the same underlying mechanisms. I mean, what does this sentence from the article mean “But repeatedly I hear people staunchly fighting the initial diagnosis of depression because they know their symptoms are real” ? Aren’t depression’s symptoms real ? isn’t it an ANS(and limbic) disturbance too ? beside what caused depression and or mecfs, they can still be triggered by stress/trauma, wheter it is emotional/psychological/enviromental sensibility. it’s just the most predominant symptom that changes the name of the disorder, but… Read more »
wpDiscuz