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  A case study of Graded Exercise Therapy from UNDARK.   After living in Oklahoma for 40 years, Nita and Doug Thatcher retired in 2009 to the Rust Belt city of Lorain, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb that hugs Lake Erie. When Nita needed to find a new primary care doctor, a friend recommended someone from the Cleveland […]

Glial Cell Inhibitors: The Next Sleep Drugs For Fibromyalgia And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) ?

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    By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   Sleep disturbances and severe stress as glial activators: key targets for treating central sensitization in chronic pain patients? Jo Nijs,Marco L. Loggia,Andrea Polli,Maarten Moens,Eva Huysmans,Lisa Goudman, Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets  Volume 21, 2017 – Issue 8 . The interplay between central sensitization (pain originating in the central nervous […]

Graded Exercise Therapy Causes Harm In ME/CFS. Everyone Knows That, Right ?

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    From The Self Taught Author Blog by Clark Ellis.   What is patently obvious to the majority of ME/CFS sufferers is not at all obvious to most others. It is not obvious to NHS staff. It not obvious to academics and politicians. It is not obvious to the public. There are many reports […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is…….

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  From Health Rising.   A Major Disorder “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 […]

Is Poor Sleep Pummelling the Immune System In ME/CFS And Fibromyalgia ? A Vicious Circle Examined

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    By Cort Johnson in Simmaron Research.   Most people with chronic fatigues syndrome (ME/CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM) know the consequences of poor sleep – the fatigue and pain, the difficulty concentrating, the irritability and more. Sleep is when our body rejuvenates itself; no sleep – no rejuvenation. Given how important sleep is to […]

D-Ribose For Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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    By Adrienne Dellwo in Very Well.   D-ribose is a supplement that’s sometimes recommended for people with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Also called ribose or Beta-D-ribofuranose, it is a type of sugar that your body produces naturally. It plays several important roles in your body: it helps produce energy in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) it’s a […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is NOT Just In The Mind‚ Say Scientists

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  By Tanya Farber in the Sunday Times.   A medical breakthrough has put a smile on the tired faces of those with chronic fatigue syndrome‚ often told to simply “get it together‚ exercise and get therapy”. Sufferers of the condition have much higher levels of a range of cytokines in their blood‚ according to […]

A Disease That Cries Out for Research as Many Suffer Silently

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  by Llewellyn King in Inside Sources.   All diseases are cruel, but some have a refined brutality all their own. One such is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). It is a monster, often hidden in plain sight; the suffering it inflicts is limitless. Tom Camenzind is a handsome young man who […]

Transitioning From An Abled Life

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  By Christina Baltais in #MEAction.   When a sudden and unexpected illness catapulted my life into a completely different path, life as I had come to know it, was irrevocably changed. Prior to this, I thrived on the fast paced career trajectory that our Western ableist society promotes, rewards, and idolizes. I was by […]

Losing Myself To Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

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  By Lisa Alioto in The Mighty.   The doctor walks into the room and gives me my diagnosis – myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Finally, a name (and what a name!) to what has been happening.   A sense of relief actually washes over me. Almost a weird sense of elation. Even though I’ve just been told I […]

M.E. Meant This Blog Took Me Several Months To Write

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    By Isabel Walter in Huffpost.   On holiday in the Peak District in June 2007, three months after being diagnosed with ME, I sat down one afternoon with a pile of postcards and discovered I could no longer write. The words were clear in my head, but the pen in my hand made […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – A Roadmap For Testing And Treatment

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  Introduction Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and usually abbreviated to ME/CFS, is a neurological condition characterized by cognitive dysfunction, mood disorders, fatigue, post-exertional malaise, and an array of other symptoms. The following guidelines will help you determine: (1) whether you have chronic fatigue syndrome, and if so: (2) which laboratory […]

A Plea From A Fallen Doctor On Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

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  From Reddit.   I was educated at Baylor and practiced medicine for 30 years. I had a thriving practice, a rich social life, and excellent physical and mental health. I loved what I did and loved my life. I ran marathons, spoke at conferences, and chaired non-profits. I am now completely bedridden from post […]

Review: People With ME/CFS Are More Functionally Impaired Than People With Multiple Sclerosis – 19 July 2017

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  From The ME Association. Review: People with ME/CFS are more functionally impaired than people with multiple sclerosis | 19 July 2017   Insights into biomedicine, 12 June 2017. This was the main finding from an online study that compared people with ME/CFS with those suffering from multiple sclerosis – a disease that shares an overlap […]

To Those Who Think Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Is Just ‘Tiredness’

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  By Hayley Green in The Mighty.   Tiredness. Everyone gets it. That feeling you have after a long day at work, or a restless nights sleep. We can all relate to it. But myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), sometimes called chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is just when you get tired easily… isn’t it? If you have […]

On Good Days, I Am Excited

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      By Anna Ruddock in The Socialogical Review.   I am beginning this on a bad day. Not the worst kind of bad day – I am, after all, typing, and therefore thinking, albeit slowly, sludgily. How to describe this? Each time I try, I express it differently. Today it is as though […]

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 […]

‘My Body Doesn’t Recover’: ME Sufferer Calls For Greater Research

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      By Andrew Brown in The Canberra Times.   Sasha Nimmo used to live an active lifestyle. In addition to full time work, Mrs Nimmo would regularly walk her dog, take yoga and ballet lessons and was in the middle of planning an overseas holiday. That all changed in 2012, when the Oxley […]

18 Things You’ll Only Know If You Suffer With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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    By Hattie Gladwell for Metro.co.uk.   Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) causes persistent fatigue that affects everyday life and doesn’t go away with sleep or rest.  CFS is also known as ME, which stands for myalgic encephalomyelitis. CFS is a serious condition that can cause long-term illness and disability, but many people – particularly children and […]

The Dangers Of Pushing Yourself On The ‘Good Days’ Of Illness

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  By Caroline Christian in The Mighty.   As I waited in the examination room, my excitement grew about seeing one of the world’s leading specialists for my condition, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). I had seen him six months prior and felt that we were finally ready to get down to the business of improving […]

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