An email reduced him and his wife to tears and started a new journey:

Ted finally experiences a solid recovery after 7-8 years of failed treatments & mind/body approaches for CFS

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When you have been ill with Post-viral Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for many years, you are bound to end up trying lots of physical treatments and perhaps even a mind/body approach for recovery.

Ted was no different but found that whilst things had helped, he was never able to maintain any recovery and his last relapse was so bad that he finally thought: “I am not going to recover from CFS”.

So he sends an email asking for an opinion and the response reduces him and his wife to tears as it reignited a spark of hope.  Ted went on to enrol in the ANS REWIRE recovery program and made a full recovery after 7-8 years of ME/CFS/PVFS.

He shares how he had tried mindfulness, pacing, mind/body approaches and functional medicine without any real success and why he decided to try yet another program for CFS recovery, even though the contents seemed similar to what had not worked for him in the past.

His ME/CFS recovery journey didn’t just give him his life back, but profoundly changed his experience of life “I didn’t just come out of it recovered, but a better person…I never ever let a day go by where I’m not grateful for my health …it’s an ability to really enjoy my life fully again”

Here is his recovery interview where he shares his message of hope.

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Thank you so much for sharing these stories. I am not diagnosed with me/cfs, but this is helping me put the puzzle pieces together about what has been happening to my body over the past 8 years. It all started with a virus/bug of some sort (summer of 2010) that manifested mostly in intense headaches, body aches, dizziness, fatigue, weakness. Unlike any other bug I’d ever had, it didn’t get better with rest – even after I took a week off of work. I was tested for (and suspected) Lyme as I was a horticulturalist at the time, and constantly… Read more »

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Hi Beth, My health, although slowly increasing in unwellness for years before, really fell apart after a diagnosed tick disease. Symptoms that travel among joints, or more on one side, might be Lyme. Tests are not accurate unless you go to a specialized lab (much different from what your GP might offer). Have you heard of the herbalist Stephen Buhner? He’s become famous for his books on protocols using strong doses of herbs to recover from tick diseases, viruses, etc. After having settled in for so long I expect that I might always need herbs (but who knows–maybe the ANS… Read more »

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Beth M.

Hello Terry – I’m so sorry to hear about your struggles – thank you for sharing, and I can certainly relate. I’ve been thinking about whether or not it would be worth it to pay for a more accurate lyme/tick-borne disease test, and what kind I should go for. Any advice? Also – synchronicity! I see that you posted here a few days ago, but I just got a notification in my inbox a few minutes ago. At the exact moment I was reading through my Healing Lyme book by Stephen Buhner. I’m making a plan to do both herbal… Read more »

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Hi Beth, There was a company in CA that did better testing though I no longer know who they are. The problem with even their better testing is that if you’ve had the infections for a long time you won’t necessarily be making antibodies that would show even on the best tests, Over the years I’ve seen fancier tests (PCR, DNA fragments) but again I don’t know who those companies are. I agree that Rawls program is simpler and also less expensive. Probably not as strong though. But if you’ve been limping along with just pulsing herbs, then maybe being… Read more »

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I really needed this. I was at the point of losing hope (30 years ill, better but still sick) and in the last month I’ve made a point of reading success stories. I have verified chronic infections, both viral & bacterial, yet a “normal” immune system, so it seems the infections have found a way around my immune system & I might not ever get completely well or off treatment. BUT, I have a history of trauma that I have resisted dealing with at a level in my body. What I’m reading lately is that cognitive understanding is not enough.… Read more »

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Jane

Thanks for sharing, Ted. Congratulations ❤️

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Hayley B

I just wanted to thank you Ted for sharing your wonderful and inspiring story. I just watched it for the second time, the first time was before I started the ANS rewire and now I’m a few weeks in…I’m seeing all you say with a new perspective. I got very emotional (in a good way!). I totally understand your turmoil over being vegetarian, I have been veggie since I was 11 so nearly 24 years. I recently decided to eat fish and have now brought meat in for the first time…the chewing thing is strange you are right! Despite the… Read more »

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Thank you so much for that Ted and Dan. It was so uplifting to see your recovered smiles!! I have only been diagnosed for a couple of months but think I have had ME/CFS symptoms to lesser or greater extent for 35 years, since I was 15. So, The ‘how do you know when you are better’ question and believing that’s possible feels important for me. But, I think I could see the answer in your smiles 🙂 Thanks for all your work and encouragement on this.