Hi, I'm John (with my cheeky daughter, Leila)
My name is John El-Mokadem, and my journey with chronic fatigue began in 2007.
It started with what seemed like a pretty rough virus that completely floored me, and persisted for several weeks. But I never fully recovered. Even after my blood work normalised and the virus had passed I was still sick with a laundry list of quite scary symptoms that just wouldn’t go away.
- Even though I was extremely tired, I had difficulty sleeping
- My muscles and joints just ached all the time
- I constantly suffered from headaches
- I was always aware of the temperature and became anxious at the thought or experience of heat
- My brain was fuzzy and I couldn’t think straight
- Every time I tried to exercise I felt way worse instead of better
At one point I was hospitalised for three months, barely able to walk up and down the corridor of the hospital ward.
The hardest part was no one took me seriously. They would say it was ‘all in my head’, and I thought my friends just secretly considered I was being lazy. Sometimes I even questioned myself whether there was actually anything wrong with me.
It was a truly scary time for me, not least because my wife was pregnant with our first child.
I was desperate to get better, as you know if you’re been here.
I tried everything from anti depressants, vitamin therapies, CBT, graded exercise, mercury detoxification regimens, yoga and meditation. I saw doctor after doctor and had batteries of tests done. I made some improvements, but even up until 2014 (7 years later), I was still suffering from a number of debilitating symptoms ranging from fatigue, heat intolerance, nausea, headaches and vertigo.
I continued to feel embarrassed, lonely, isolated, and to be honest, like a bit of a loser.
I stopped going out with my friends and became unable to work at all. Not good with a family on the way.
What was worse is that on those days I started to feel even a little bit better the fear would kick in that if I were to recover, I would have to go back out to work, take the kids out like a ‘normal’ dad and start accepting invitations from my friends. And NONE of that felt like a good idea, given how exhausted I just knew that would make me feel.
Surely that would only make me relapse again?
Then, when I’d tried everything else, I came across something completely different.
I found a totally new approach that helped me to understand exactly how the things I was feeling were being created in the first place.
I began to make a rapid recovery and within weeks I was back to normal.
7 years of struggling and just 7 weeks to full recovery.
It’s what I learned that helped me so much that I now share with my clients.
Yes, I’m now working. My symptoms have completely disappeared and I go out with friends and hang out with my family like a ‘normal’ Dad.
To be honest, that’s what all of us with CFS want, right? Just to have a normal life.
What I learned changes lives.
It helps us see what’s at the root of these very scary symptoms and it helps us to live happier and more creative lives, with much less stress and much more flow.
I’m on a mission to help others to breakthrough their CFS. I have seen people who have been ill for as long as 23 years get better after only a few weeks.
My body was waiting to get better. Yours is too. The period of illness I went through was hard, but these days I am actually immensely grateful for what it showed me.
Please listen to my audio if you’d like to learn more. See below.
I’ve lived with ME and different health conditions for 23 years and done a lot of self development. A lot of trying things, and a lot of trying to find ways to help me. None of it seemed to make sense. Then I started talking to John, and something happened…What seemed to come out it? An overwhelming feeling of calm, contentment and peace. My life feels like it’s just begun. I feel like I’m alive. I feel like I am finally living. And this is just by having conversations with John. My life has turned around in just a space of two months. My energy has turned around. What I’m doing work wise has turned around. How I enjoy myself and how I have fun! It just feels amazing!! All things that were being blocked by the the discussions I was having in my head. And I’ve got John to thank for this change. And I’ll never be able to thank him enough. I’m 45 years old, and finally I feel alive…Alison - 23 Year Chronic Fatigue Sufferer
In February 2016 I had made a most exciting move to a wonderful sea view apartment on the south coast of the UK. Six days later, and for yet still mysterious reasons, the hearing in one ear degenerated to a point of almost total deafness and by late April I was suffering symptoms of debilitating fatigue. Numerous tests were run but nothing definitive has ever been found, all I know is that I struggled to get out of bed and manage the basics of living for 7 weeks. Even then I was only able to achieve a limited return to normalcy. A chance conversation in late June with a friend during which she suggested I have a chat with John as someone who helped people with symptoms of Chronic Fatigue. I thought that it would just be a conversation and had no real expectations that it would go anywhere.
In the 3 months since that conversation I have travelled to Los Angeles for four days of intensive training with no ill effects and no jet lag (either way!), have left my full time paid employment to become self employed and have discovered life flowing through me rather than desperately doing what I thought was life.
Meeting John totally changed my life around, as through only a few sessions with me he was able to teach me a whole new way of thinking about life and dealing with not only my ME, but also any other problem or anxiety that came along. His results are amazing and I am proud and extremely grateful to be living proof of his ability to help people like me.Samira - 5 Year Chronic Fatigue Sufferer