How To Cope With Chronic Illness

Why I don't go to emergency room for ME CFS flares BLOG

I often see people with ME/CFS writing about how they have spent hours in the emergency room only to be completely disappointed, misunderstood or even ... Continue

Photo of hundreds of empty pairs of shoes in a town square representing th millions of ME/cfs patients missing from society. Title reads, How you can help the Millions Missing, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis awareness and advocacy,by Chronically Hopeful

​What Is M.E? ​How To Get By ​Advocacy Tools ​M.E. Directory Advocacy ​/ Fundraising Ideas ​& ResourcesWe in the ME community are so grateful that ... Continue

Natural Health Worldwide, Healthcare for Housebound, ChronicallyHopeful

Natural Health Worldwide (NHW) is a new website that launched on 1 June, 2017. It is a portal which connects patients from all round the ... Continue

10 Important Life Lessons learned from Chronic Illness, by Chronically Hopeful. A woman sits by the window, gazing out while holding a cup of tea. She has shoulder length hair and is smiling contemplatively.

Last year was a tough one for many of us, but looking back I ​realised that I have learned many important lessons which make me ... Continue

Title reads Join The MEcfs Community, Social group for ME & CFS patients and carers. Photo of blue forget-me-notspin by Chronically Hopeful

When I was first diagnosed with ​Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I felt lost. It's a condition I had never heard of before and my doctor didn't ... Continue

Pills lying on a table top. Title reads: Supplements to manage chronic fatigue and pain. Find out which supplements have helped me the most

I am often asked about the benefits of using supplements for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. People usually want to know which supplements I ... Continue

In a dark room a hand is held up to block the light that is shining in. Title reads, Photophobia in ME and CFS. 20 Patients share their experience.

​Have you ever experienced that moment of intense pain in your eyes and head when you've opened the curtains on a bright and sunny day? ... Continue

colourful flouting balloons with title, Gift Guide, what to buy for your Chronically Ill Friends

I know many people find such joy in shopping for gifts. They start shopping months in advance and they buy the most thoughtful, personalised gifts ... Continue

Woman lying on bed, exhausted. Title reads, How to cope when you're low on energy. 10 tips for managing life with debilitating exhaustion.

Having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or any other chronic illness for that matter, can be extremely draining and leave you without much energy to do even ... Continue

A man sleeping next to his dog. Title reads 12 tips to help you adjust to your new normal. Are you struggling to adjust after your ME / CFS diagnosis?

I am regularly contacted by people who have recently been diagnosed with Post Viral Fatigue or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. They are often scared, worried and ... Continue

Man holding his head in his hands. Title Reads, Where to get help when you feel like giving up. Helplines & Prayer Partners available 24/7 Worldwide.

In the chronic illness community, I have found some of the strongest people you will ever come across. They are warriors who fight many battles ... Continue

How I overcame insomnia BLOG

When I first got ME/CFS, I was so utterly exhausted, I slept many hours a day and I slept at night too. Later I was ... Continue

Char pulling a funny face. Title reads: How to have M.E. successfully. A humorous look at life with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

I came across this fantastic list of guidelines for how to live successfully with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and just had to share it. It's so refreshing ... Continue

Gift Guide, What to buy for chronically ill friend, ChronicallyHopeful

I'm so excited to share this third part of my spoonie gift guide, I hope you are enjoying this series as much as I am! ... Continue

A pile of boxes stacked up next to a radiator. Title reads Moving to a new house, plus 12 tips to make moving easier

This summer was a season of great change for our family. After little more than a year in our flat, my dad had found us ... Continue

A bowl of colourful confetti spilled on a wooden table. Title says, Gift guide, what to buy for your chronically ill friends.

It can be quite tricky deciding what to buy your friends with chronic illness because of all the limitations and intolerances we often have. What ... Continue

A stack of pebbles with clouds in the sky in teh background. Title reads: Ten commandments for reducing stress. How to reduce stress if you're chronically ill.

Would you like to know how you can reduce the stress that comes from doing life with a chronic illness? When living with a chronic ... Continue

Close up of herbs on a windowsill. Title reads: Enjoying nature while stuck indoors. Bring the beauty of nature to your room

Living with a chronic illness like ME/CFS often means that you are housebound and unable to enjoy the outdoor activities you once loved. You might ... Continue

A pill bottle and glass of water in the foreground, in the background a woman sleeping on a bed. Title reads: using MSM supplements to relieve chronic pain. Methylsulfonyl Methane, also called the miracle supplement

​I've had quite a few people ask what I'm using for ​to reduce chronic pain. One of my favourite things since falling ill is MSM ... Continue

A woman carrying a bucket of cleaning products. Title reads: Don't do your best, do less. How to avoid the boom and bust cycle.

Anybody who has ME or CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) will be very familiar with the boom and bust cycle. ME's main characteristic is Post-Exertional ... Continue

ME CFS Flares, How to cope BLOG

People with ME all suffer at varying degrees, we cannot compare our flares to somebody else’s. What one considers an ME/CFS flare another considers just ... Continue

A pink donut tube floating in a swimming pool. Title reads, Summer survival kit and Tips to beat the heat.

Summer can be a really difficult time for people with chronic illness. Regulating body temperature is a common problem. Add in a rare summer heat ... Continue

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