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No Increased Risk Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After HPV Vaccination

Vaccination

    From Medical Press.   Girls receiving one or more doses of HPV vaccine have no greater risk of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS / ME) than unvaccinated girls. This is shown in a new major study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The study is part of the national surveillance of the […]

Prevalence Of And Risk Factors For Severe Cognitive And Sleep Symptoms In ME/CFS And MS

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  From Biomed Central.  Authors as listed.   Abstract   Background There are considerable phenotypic and neuroimmune overlaps between myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and multiple sclerosis (MS). While the precise aetiologies of both MS and ME/CFS are unclear, evidence suggests that deterioration in cognitive function is widely prevalent in patients with either condition. Little […]

Living With ME – Emelyne’s Transcript

Living with ME

  From the #SpeakforME Blog.   My name is Emelyne and I #SpeakforME because so many people suffer in the dark behind closed doors. ME has no bias, it affects men, women, children, adults, young and old. It can change during your life, it can get really tough. It can get better and there can […]

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Diagnosis And Management In Young People: A Primer

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    From Frontiers in Pediatrics.  Authors as listed.   Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a complex disease that affects children and adolescents as well as adults. The etiology has not been established. While many pediatricians and other health-care providers are aware of ME/CFS, they often lack essential knowledge that is necessary for diagnosis […]

Dancers & CBT/GET-Realness

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    By Anil van der Zee.   As a dancer I have been surprised by the treatments I’ve received for my disease Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. I want to share my opinion from a dancer’s perspective. What do other professional ballet dancers think about the treatments and the current care that’s being offered to ME patients??   […]

PACE-GATE: An Alternative View On A Study With A Poor Trial Protocol

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    By Bart Stouten in Journal of Health Psychology.   Abstract The controversies surrounding the effectiveness of cognitive behavioural therapy and graded exercise therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome are explained using Cohen’s d effect sizes rather than arbitrary thresholds for ‘success’. This article shows that the treatment effects vanish when switching to objective outcomes. The preference […]

Meditation

Meditation

    From Yoga Journal.   “Meditation” and “mindfulness” are buzzwords these days for good reason. Yogis have been practicing dhyana (meditation) for millennia. Get expert insight here on meditation and its symbiotic relationship to yoga. Use this hub as your go-to resource for simple tips and guided practices to quiet your mind and make meditation part of your modern daily […]

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis: International Consensus Criteria

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    From The Journal of Internal Medicine.   Abstract:   The label ‘chronic fatigue syndrome’ (CFS) has persisted for many years because of the lack of knowledge of the aetiological agents and the disease process. In view of more recent research and clinical experience that strongly point to widespread inflammation and multisystemic neuropathology, it […]

7 TV Shows That Got Chronic Illness (Mostly) Right

Golden Girls

    By Erin Migdol in The Mighty.   If you’re looking for an accurate, informative, compassionate representation of your illness, it’s safe to say you’ll probably have a hard time finding it on TV. Most shows portray illnesses in a sensational, highly dramatized way, picking and choosing certain symptoms or stereotypes to emphasize and […]

Fermanagh ME Sufferer Michelle, Wants People To See A Witty Side To Disability

Michelle Cowan

      By Katie Dickie in The Impartial Reporter.   Michelle Cowan (pictured right) from Tamlaght has started a blog called Witshelly, having suffered from ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) since the age of 15. The condition meant she lost her eyesight, the power in her hands and legs, her swallow and memories from before the […]

The Mystery Illness That Plagued This Writer For Years

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      By Julie Rehmeyer in Opera.com.   On Saturday, November 4, 2006, I woke up semiparalyzed. My legs felt lead-plated; the signals instructing them to move seemed to get scrambled on the way down. It was as if someone had sloppily replaced my limbs with those of an elephant and connected only 10 percent […]

ME/CFS And Sexism

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    From Jameson Writes.   For those who have watched Jen Brea’s Ted Talk, or read other accounts of life with MECFS, like Julie Rehmeyer’s new book, Through the Shadowlands and my essay in Quartz a few months ago, then you know that medical neglect is a big part of the disease’s narrative. Also within […]

I Changed Career In My Fifties… And Was Struck Down By ME

Jude Adams

    By Victoria Lambert in The Telegraph.   When Jude Adams was diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), her illness could not have come at a more frustrating time. After years of nursing a secret passion for singing, Jude, a former fitness industry professional, had begun to take lessons, performing in public for the first […]

Magnesium Deficiency: 9 Symptoms And 9 Necessary Foods

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    By CureJoy.   Though everyone knows what magnesium is, many are unaware of how important a mineral it is to the human body. Involved in over 300 metabolic processes in your body, more than 3,750 magnesium-binding sites have been found in human proteins. Magnesium also plays a crucial role in the transportation of […]

My Apology To The Patient With ME I Treated Many Years Ago

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    By Annemarie McCall in The Mighty.   I was a psychiatric nurse before I developed ME. I was a good nurse and treated my patients holistically and with dignity, taking their wishes into consideration and trying at every turn to follow their wishes as much as I could, legally, ethically and professionally, but […]

The Difference Between Chronic Fatigue And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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  By Siohban Simper in The Mighty.     May 12th is International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day, and throughout the month people are sharing posts which shed a bit more light on these misunderstood illnesses. For more, check out #May12BlogBomb, #MEAwarenessDay and #MillionsMissing on Twitter and Instagram.  One of the most common misconceptions about myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue […]

Missing More: Exercise To Keep Job

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From Missing More. Brett’s experience from Australia illustrates the global impact of UK graded exercise therapy and related research. It also shows the immense pressure that people with ME are under to comply with exercise regimes: When I first was diagnosed with ME, I was told that the illness was psychosomatic and that I had […]

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