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I have had a hard time with CF but do think that in the six months since I was diagnosed I have made a slow recovery, and am even starting to see glimpses of my old life again. Although my body feels like it has been in a bus crash most of the time I do seem to have reclaimed my mind, I found the horrible blinding brain fogs were something of the early stages of this illness and are now a thing of the past.

However, if there is one sign that I can always use to know that things are still far from right, it is this persistent throbbing in my head. Not so hard that it disturbs me when I'm doing things in the day, but more so when I try to lie to relax. From the back of my neck up the back of my head I can feel this throbbing - and can easily count my hearbeat from it. In fact I have adjusted my sleep position because of it, as if I lie on my side last thing at night it disturbs me by throbbing in my ear. I mean it is quite gentle but also quite noticeable. I suppose I would say it was like a swelling in the brain, is this the "encephalitis" part of M.E then? Does anyone else have similar symptoms or could this be something else all together?

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