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Elgin, IL – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is characterized by extreme fatigue that can't be explained by any underlying medical condition. As you can imagine, CFS can be an incredibly frustrating, if not altogether debilitating disease that robs you of the essential energy to enjoy a quality of life.

Beckie Butcher is the author of My Battle With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which chronicles her struggle with the autoimmune disease.

“CFS is like nothing you’ve ever had or heard of anyone else having,” says Butcher. “It isn’t just tired. This is something entirely different. With CFS you know something is very wrong.”

Butcher had been in cooking school at the time. One day in class, she discovered she was more than just weak; she was exhausted. She could barely lift her arms or legs, like anchors were tied them.

“This is not the flu,” recalls Butcher. “I had to hang on to the walls to walk. Six weeks later I received my diagnosis.”

Whenever she could summon any energy, Beckie was on her computer trying to learn more about the condition. Today, Butcher describes her energy level as “better than it was.”

“It wasn’t that difficult to write because I was telling my story,” says Butcher. "It was cathartic to write this book.”

For more information on Beckie Butcher, visit http://beckiesbutcher.com

My Battle With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is available now on Amazon

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