Published on September 3, 2018 by Dan Neuffer
Last updated on June 2, 2020 by Dan Neuffer


Did her Chronic Fatigue Syndrome go away by itself?

Kari shares how she took 6 years to recover and has stayed well for a decade now.

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picture of Kari with ME/CFS recovery details

If you are like many of us, we often wonder if Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) can go away by itself?

Most of us hope that’s the case and certainly, some people report these ‘spontaneous’ recoveries.

Kari certainly had some treatments that helped with some of her symptoms, but her CFS still remained.  Eventually, she had to get off her medications and when she was symptom free without any definitive plan of action to get her there, she felt that her CFS went away by itself.

She talks about the support from family and doctors and what role this played, as well as her sudden onset and how it impacted her life.  For years she was scared about relapse with CFS, but after a decade of wellness she no longer thinks about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

I would love to know what you think and wonder if some of the people in the ANS REWIRE program pick up the subtelties that led to Kari’s recovery from CFS?  So when you comment, feel free to let me know if you are in the program or not. 

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I love recovery stories. They are so inspiring. I also feel so happy to hear when someone feels better…
I like how she took it easy and respected her body, but at the same time didn’t dwell and ruminate on it and did what she could do to continue with her life. great interview! ♥

Denise Sawyer

Recovery stories are SO important!! Thanks for posting this inspirational video. when I was first sick, the first thing I wanted was to hear from someone who had recovered.

Sadly, I was told “No one ever recovers” — Thankfully, we now know this to be untrue!!

Patricia den Ambtman

Hi, thanks for sharing your story. I get the idea it’s still a painfull subject to talk about, so thanks for the effort! I’m in the ANS Rewiring program and above the question is asked what I think has contributed to a spontaneous recovery is taking care of herself, be nice to herself by stopping Basketball and as a result of that the possibility to stop talking about the illness and symptoms and the constant ‘must explain yourself’ to others what’s a big stressor. Maybe also the Basketball coach who said to wait for her what may gave a feeling… Read more »

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