I was thinking tonight about an NHS chronic fatigue/ME programme that I attended many years ago - before the funding was cut. There were 12 of us on the course, 2 teenagers, the rest in 30's and 40's, different stories of course, but one thing in common. It seemed all of our descents into ill-health had begun, or been associated with time-wise, digestive issues.
I was wondering if other members of this forum had similar experiences, or not?
There is a lot of current research interest in the gut microbiome and how it could trigger some of the many physiological changes that happen in ME, and how it may even be an auto-immune condition related to gut infections or dysbiosis.
It might just be a stray thought, and it was just a coincidence that all 12 of us on the course had GIT problems, but I would be interested to hear others thoughts.