chronic fatigue syndrome

Facts: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is.. A Major Disorder


From Health Rising:   “I split my clinical time between the two illnesses, and I can tell you if I had to choose between the two illnesses I would rather have H.I.V.” Dr. Nancy Klimas, 2009 The name “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” has long obscured the serious nature of the disorder. Centers For Disease Control (CDC) studies […]

Sensory Overload In Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


    By Adrienne Dellwo in About Health.   Sensory overload is a common problem in fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS.) It’s a symptom that can have a significant effect on your daily life and discourage a lot of activities. Sensory overload can make you feel panicky, confused, and overwhelmed. It can result […]

Hope For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Slate Magazine

  By Julie Rehmeyer in Slate Magazine.  (An American view) Last month, a team of researchers released their latest study on chronic fatigue syndrome. Psychotherapy and a gradual increase in exercise, the researchers claimed, were lasting, effective treatments that could lead to recovery. The study was an update of the largest treatment trial in CFS […]

Are Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Fibromyalgia Related To Parkinson’s Disease?


By Cort Johnson in Health Rising. The Chronic Pain Connection. From “hand-warmers” to ion channel blockers to magnetic field generators more and more different approaches to get at the chronic pain are being tried. Now comes an entirely different approach. First, studies indicated that in rodents in chronic pain neurons thought to be associated with […]

Ian Lipkin: Three to Five Years* To Solve Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

Dr Ian Lipkin

  By Cort Johnson in Simmaron Research.   Ian Lipkin flew to Lake Tahoe this December to fundraise for work he’s doing with the Simmaron Research Foundation.  In a talk covering his virus hunting career, the threat of pathogens to humanity, and his work with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), he dropped a bombshell: he stated […]

Tug Of War: Epic Battle Over Data In Controversial Paper On Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


By Andrew Gelman in his blog.   James Coyne wrote to me a couple weeks ago: This time I’m critiquing a horrible mediational analysis. The larger context is that the authors have refused all requests to share data that would be needed to make an independent evaluation of their interpretation. I am now in what […]

4 Daily Things It’s Hard To Do With Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


A Blog by Lussy in Health Facts. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome can affect every area of your life, right down to the most ordinary tasks of daily life. Sometimes, you might be surprised by how difficult “ordinary” things have become for you. Through talking to a lot of people with these illnesses, I’ve identified […]

It’s Time For Doctors To Apologise To Their ME Patients


  By Dr Charles Shepherd in The Telegraph. For too long the medical community has dismissed ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’ as a mental illness which can be cured with therapy and exercise. Back in 1955, a mysterious polio-like illness affected 262 doctors and nurses at London’s Royal Free Hospital. The hospital had to close for just […]

Hope For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


The debate over this mysterious disease is suddenly shifting. By Julie Rehmeyer in     Last month, a team of researchers released their latest study on chronic fatigue syndrome. Psychotherapy and a gradual increase in exercise, the researchers claimed, were lasting, effective treatments that could lead to recovery. The study was an update of […]

Blood Biomarkers Found For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Washington (AFP) – As reported in Business Insider (UK).  I am told that the heading may not be totally accurate, but worth a read nonetheless. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease with distinct stages that can be identified through biomarkers in the blood, researchers said Friday, offering hope that earlier diagnosis may improve treatment. Scientists […]

No, It Isn’t All in Your Head


An article from The Faculty Lounge. Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome an organic disease that should be addressed by biomedical research, or is it a only psychological condition best treated by some form of psychotherapy? Until recently, the answer to that question was in dispute, with immunologists and microbiologists tending to take one side, and a group […]

Heart Abnormalities in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


An Article in ‘About Health’. By Adrienne Dellwo, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Expert Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is considered a multi-system illness with dysfunction in the immune system, central nervous system and hormones. However, research is suggesting that the abnormalities don’t stop there — ME/CFS is being tied to several irregularities in the heart. These […]

What was your ME trigger?

Emma Franklin

Post by Emma Franklin a.k.a @myblondevoyage: The specific cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is currently unknown. Despite this, there are numerous triggers and variable factors that are known to often play a part in the development of this chronic illness. One of the most common triggers is a viral infection. You […]

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