ME World Perspective

The Struggle You Don’t Realize When You See Me Out And About

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    By Lindsay Karp in The Mighty.   There is a lot you don’t realize when you see me out and about. You may think I’m fine when you see me at the playground pushing my son on the swing. You may think this is an ordinary day for me when you see me […]

“Unrest” Aims For Awards Season Recognition

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  By The Independent Critic.   Before we go any further, I must confess to you that prior to watching Jennifer Brea’s Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary Unrest that I was, in fact, one of “those” people. What do I mean by “those” people? I was one of those people referenced in the film who, like many […]

Small Nerves – Big, Big Problem ? Drug Trial Points Finger At Autoimmunity In Fibromyalgia And ME/CFS

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  By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   Dr. Anne Oaklander MD, PhD, is making a difference – maybe a very big difference in the lives of many. Making a difference runs actually runs in her  family. Her mother, the neurologist Louise Rapin, was one of the seminal figures advancing the concept of autism spectrum disorder. […]

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) – Treatment Database

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  From The American Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society.   Although it is routine for doctors to prescribe drugs to help alleviate the symptoms of ME/CFS, patients may respond in unpredictable ways. Specialists report that it is common for ME/CFS patients to have paradoxical responses. For example, an anti-anxiety drug may produce anxiety. […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Researcher And Patients Shine During NIH Call

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  By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   It’s great the NIH is doing telebriefings a couple of times a year to inform the chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) community of their progress.  The calls can be more or less interesting. This one was definitely on the more interesting side. NIH Intramural Study Proceeding on Pace Nath […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fatigue, And Safety

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  by Kathleen Hoffman in Medivizor.   What’s the difference between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fatigue?  A huge difference according to an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that focused on a cutting edge research study conducted at Stanford University.  Researchers found that inflammation is the driver of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or it’s other name myalgic encephomyelitis. […]

Support Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Research And Funding

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    By Lisa M. Alioto in SC Times.   Do you believe cancer exists? That heart attacks happen? Or that an aneurysm can kill you?  That Alzheimer’s really causes memory loss? Or that strokes can cause paralysis? Of course you do — they exist and they happen, sadly, every day. Do you know what else happens […]

My Promised Saline IV Update. How Did It Go ?

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  By Anil van der Zee, from his Blog, Capture, Dance, Words.   This year I’ve arranged for saline IV’s. As I have a hard time tolerating any medication, and I’m not improving enough because of it. Saline IV’s seemed to be the best solution to help with my orthostatic intolerance or rather my postural […]

Cellular Bioenergetics Is Impaired In Patients With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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    From ME Research UK.   Authors Cara Tomas C, Brown A, Strassheim V, Elson J, Newton J, Manning P Institution Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Abstract Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a highly debilitating disease of unknown aetiology. Abnormalities in bioenergetic function have been cited as one possible cause for […]

Through The Looking Glass: Cerebral Spinal Fluid Leaks & Ehlers Danlos Syndrome – An Alternate Reality To ME/CFS ?

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  by Caroline Christian in Health Rising.   Caroline returns with a not uncommon story of a complicated chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) diagnosis. From fibromyalgia to Ehlers-Danlos syndromes to postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) to mast cell activation syndrome (MAST) to intracranial hypertension to mold sensitivity (and more), the number of alternate or comorbid diagnoses associated with […]

A Young Hero

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  From ME-foreldrene.  The ME Parents Group.   Truls, a young boy of 12 years, has ME. Because of his ME, Truls is rarely able to leave home.  But when his doctor Kristian Sommerfelt asked for his help in educating medical students, Truls didn’t hesitate at all. He agreed to join Sommerfelt’s lecture. «We need more […]

SAHMRI Researchers In Hunt To Find Cure For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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  Rebecca Baker, Social Affairs Reporter, The Advertiser (Australia).   World-first research in Adelaide that involves taking the blood samples of donors every seven minutes aims to unlock the mystery of a debilitating illness that has no cure or treatment. Thousands of samples taken for the study are now being stored in a freezer to […]

New Recognition For Chronic Fatigue

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    By Jane E. Brody in New York Times.   Having recently endured more than a month of post-concussion fatigue, I can’t imagine how people with so-called chronic fatigue syndrome navigate through life with disabling fatigue that seemingly knows no end. Especially those who are erroneously told things like “It’s all in your head,” “Maybe you […]

What is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis ?

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  by John Duncan and Maryann Spurgin.   A Brief Historical Introduction.   In the first half of the twentieth century, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis outbreaks appeared to be associated with polio outbreaks, but with the eradication of polio the meaning of this connection has not been given attention [6-8].The name “Myalgic Encephalomyelitis” comes from a 1955 outbreak […]

Rituximab Trial Status November 2017

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  From the Let’s do it for ME website.   Surprising news from Norway today, but the ground-breaking work continues in UK thanks to all involved and everyone supporting Invest in ME Research, so please don’t be too disappointed, as the charity explains in the following statement published today and reposted below. Professor Olav Mella […]

Trial By Error: My Brief Encounter With Professor Crawley

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  By David Tuller, DrPH.   At noon last Friday, at the University of Exeter’s Mood Disorders Centre, Professor Esther Crawley gave a talk called “What is new in paediatric CFS/ME research.” When I saw a notice about the event the day before, I felt it might be my one chance to ask her directly […]

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