3 Decades of MECFS, Fibromyalgia, MCS and Chronic Lyme end 'Shockingly Fast'

3 Decades of ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, MCS and Chronic Lyme end 'Shockingly Fast':

Claudia shares her reflections on three decades of illness and advocacy work and her insights for recovery

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It’s hard to get your head around suddenly feeling well when you have been severely ill for over three decades.  Claudia shares how a book review request suddenly opened a whole new world to her that led to her recovering her health.

Having already overcome Chronic Lyme, she was still sick with the symptoms of ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.  Then, the concept of ‘recovery’ crosses her desk, something she never heard of and shortly later, she enrolls in ANS REWIRE and goes on a journey that leads to a fast recovery leaving her feeling a little disorientated.

Claudia has a lot of insights on the recovery process, so listen carefully to this wonderful interview.  For anyone in the ANS REWIRE program, look out for the additional ‘Insights Interview’ portion inside the program!

If you are interested, you can also watch her ANS REWIRE testimonial here:

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Linda j
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Linda j

Thank you for the great recovery video which had new insights for me. I found the comment about being the most well sick person interesting as I feel the same too and haven’t had any colds or vomiting bugs since becoming sick and I also have kids of school age. 😀 xx

Claudia L Goodell
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Claudia L Goodell

Linda I’m glad something I said resonated with someone else! I wish you the best on your journey.

Jesse Hartigan
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Jesse Hartigan

Thank you, Claudia, for sharing your story. It was very inspirational to me and also gave me a few key insights that I aim to use for my own recovery. Your points about (a) changing your identity from a sick to a well person, and thus leaving advocacy work, was very useful for me to reflect on; the other key factor I took away was (b) how you approached the program – just getting into it, doing the homework, focussing on the rewiring and the meditation, but not getting too bogged down in the details. Thanks and Warm regards, Jesse.

Claudia Goodell
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Claudia Goodell

Hi Jesse,

I’m so glad my words and experience are helping you in your recovery process. There are so many perspectives shared my those who have recovered that make a difference in someone else’s recovery. I’m so grateful to Dan for these candid interviews of people who used various methods to recovery. These insights are priceless. Someday someone will be watching yours!

Terry
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Terry

These videos are so inspiring. Not getting bogged down with details really rang my bell. I’m 62 and have bwen challenged with cfs since 2003-16 years. So, good job, Claudia! My main obstacle is getting part way into a program and then stopping,like you mentioned, so this was encouraging!

Claudia L Goodell
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Claudia L Goodell

Go Terry. Keep going. Start again if you paused. Pause if you need to, but keep trying. You can do this. Completing the symptom questionnaire was motivating for me because if I just thought about my status I wasn’t able to guage things accurately. When I put it into the survey it was clear that things were improving. That provides more hope to keep going. You got this!

Riikka
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Riikka

Hello, I have a question for Claudia. How did you treated your chronic Lyme? I have it too and I am so greatful if I can find some cure for it. I suppouse that I can’t recover from me/cfs if I don’t recover from Lyme disease first.

Claudia
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Claudia

Hi Rikka, I think Dan could speak to the necessity to do a separate recovery from Lyme prior to an ME/CFS recovery program. That’s just how it worked out for me. I saw a neurosurgeon in Albuquerque, New Mexico who specializes in holistic medicine. She made a clinical diagnosis based on history of untreated tick bite, symptoms and labs. She follows ILADS protocol and treated me with an herbal protocol called Byron White Formulas preceded by treatment for heavy metal toxicity using Byron White as well. I followed her recommendations for 3 years, 2012 through 2015. It wasn’t until 2017… Read more »

Riikka
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Riikka

Thank you for answering me Caludia. I think I have to find something here in Finland, maybe I can´t find exactly same things as you but may be something similary. And thank you so much for sharing your story!

Joy
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Joy

is there somewhere where i can READt= the story rather than listen ? i am not an auditory learner more a visual

Malin
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Malin

Thank you for sharing your story. I have also had an gradual onset of fibromyalgia and me/cfs but only got my diagnoses a few months ago. Both me and my doctor think I have had it since my late teens, I’m 36 today. It is nice to hear someone talk about fms/cfs/me with hasn’t had the classic sudden onset and severe symptoms with being bedbound. The fact that I didn’t have that resulted in me not really believing in me having these illnesses in the beginning, that I was not sick enough. However know I know better. Looking back over… Read more »