Author Archive for Christine McLaughlin

“Could This Really Be Happening”? One Year With Dr. Chia – A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patient Reports

Could this REALLY be happening? One of the hallmarks of ME/CFS I have discovered over the last 20+ years living with this illness, as well as the year I have finally been under treatment by an expert is its sometimes amazing unpredictability.  After time, it seems almost impossible to be disappointed Read more [...]

‘We Press On’ – A Death in the Family, Diverticulitis and Immune Modulation : Seeing Dr. Chia #4

An Unexpected Death - Of the Worst Kind Since I last wrote about my experiences with Dr. Chia, I have been walking through a valley.  Walking…not collapsed –amazingly, given what’s happened. When I headed to Dr. Chia’s office the first week of August, I was in the midst of helping my parents Read more [...]

Keeping My Seat Belt Fastened: the Equilibriant Ride Continues – Me and Dr. Chia #3

(The roller-coaster ride continues as Christine meets up with a series of outside stressors that threaten to derail her progress as she heads back to Dr. Chia to figure out what to do next. Find more of Christine's blogs here.) May 2013 It has taken me 2 months to get to writing this post…My Read more [...]

Me and Dr. Chia : A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patient Visits Dr. Chia

(Follow Christine, a long time chronic fatigue syndrome patient, as she searches for relief with infectious disease specialist, Dr. John Chia, who believe enteroviral infections are the heart of the problem for many patients.  Thanks to Christine for sharing her story. Interested in sharing yours? Read more [...]