Dips and How I Was Afterwards

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Some people have found that a dip often means a noticeable improvement follows. This must be a great feeling and may even make it easier to float through the dip. However, some of us don't have the same experience...

My dippy times came and went while I was ill. But I never noticed any specific improvement when I rose out of the dip and back onto whatever level I had been before the dip occurred. Looking back on those times I think my dippiness was almost a continual presence for many years.

I wasn’t diagnosed with CFS/Fibro/MCS/hypersensitivity-to-most-things until after I had been bed bound and/or housebound for a few months. I just felt ill, like a permanent flu virus, all the time. I was on my own with no funds to help pay for help and no free help available.

So dips were common. I never felt well.

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Then I started my Gupta-ing, and so began my hope for some improvement.

I never ever came out of a dip feeling better in any way than I had before the dip had started.

However I did recover, as many of you know, and I have continued to live a dip-less life since mid 2011.

So to all of you who, like me, never notice a particular improvement after a dip I would say “Be happy for those who do, but don’t allow it to deter you from your faith that you too can one day fully recover.”

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I don’t know how I would have reacted if I had heard people say that during a dip there are improvements going on deep inside.

I hope I would have thought that might even be the case for me, but those improvements were impossible to be aware of in my case.

I hope I would not have been in danger of losing my faith in the possibility of my recovery.

My recovery crept up on me, in micro steps. Never in a sudden improvement. Just slowly and eventually bringing me the realisation that I was actually beginning to get better from the CFS. Similarly in the following months and years with the Fibro, MCS, light, heat, noise, general stimuli sensitivities and food intolerance.

Please hear me when I say we are all different and recover in different patterns, just because person A recovers one way does not mean you will only recover the same way.

And if you are person A, please don’t assume everyone else will recover in the same way you have done.

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From my 10 years of observing my own recovery and my time as a moderator, closely and keenly following people’s recoveries in this forum I believe that people keeping their faith that it is possible to recover does help it to happen.

Yours in hope that whatever the style of your personal journey you will get there,


Margaret Cory

Having been forced to stop working aged 53 due to CFS, I was later diagnosed with Fibromyalgia as well. (With the added challenges of hypersensitivity to chemicals, smells, various foodstuffs, bright light, noise, etc.)

10 years later I found the Gupta Program and started my recovery. Wanting to pay back some small part of what I owe the Gupta Program I later volunteered to be a moderator in the Facebook Gupta Forum.

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