You sum it up well, basically our physical state is ‘devastating’ and no-one could comprehend it lest they suffered it, for certain.
The one thing that surprised me about my CFS/ME test results was that I was deplete in many vitamins and minerals, even though I thought I ate a well balanced diet with lots of fresh vegetables. I think there are 2 causes for this depletion:
1) Dr Diana points out the signs of ‘malabsorption’ in our nails (the vertical ridges) so despite what we are eating, without the gut working effectively, we are at the disadvantage of not absorbing things efficiently. So we have to get to the bottom of the gut issues and take control back again.
2) Many of us sweat disproportionately. I wake up sweating oftentimes, even when I’m cold to the touch, usually my body feels ‘in crisis’ when this happens. At other times during the day, I can flush and sweat for no apparent reason too.
So, I’m going on a vitamin and mineral regime, I’ll let you know if it makes any difference.