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How Do You Handle Autumn?

October 15, 2013

Jody Smith explains how autumn sends her body into hibernation mode, and it’s time to slow down – or else.

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I read recently that the term “autumn” is predominantly used in the U.K. “Fall” is more commonly used in the U.S. I’m Canadian, though, so I guess I can use either one. And I choose “autumn” simply because it causes less confusion. It always means the season.
 
Added to that, “fall” can also mean what happens to me in the autumn. Everything drops for me as summer wanes. 
 
Even though this has been the case for about two decades, this fall or crash catches me off guard every autumn.Read More
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by Jody Smith

pixabay-sunFor most years in the last two decades, summer has been my best season. My serious crashes always took place between September and April. And every year, beginning in May, I would begin my slow climb back toward something resembling health.

Laying outside in the sun for 20 minutes or so in the mornings seemed to make a difference surprisingly quickly. Being able to go for walks, being out in the summer weather, increased my mood and seemed to be one of the factors decreasing my ME/CFS symptoms.
 
By mid-summer I usually had advanced to being a dull/normal.… Read More

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