ProHealth

Feeling Alone With ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia Or POTS ? Why Finding A Connection Matters – A Tribute To A Leader Of The Community

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  By Michael Cuthbert in ProHealth.   It was about 4 years into severe illness, when pain had become more than just an issue during flare ups – it had become a daily occurrence. What was causing all these symptoms? Just when I had found a way to adjust to a new normal, a new […]

A Doctor’s Perspective: Is ME/CFS Really Lyme Disease ?

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  By Dr David Bell in ProHealth.   Editor’s Note: David S. Bell, MD is a well-known doctor in the field of ME/CFS treatment and research. Though now retired, Bell was among the first physicians who cared for the group of ME/CFS patients that were part of the original cluster of outbreaks in the mid-1980s. […]

Using A Heart Rate Monitor To Prevent Post-Exertional Malaise In ME/CFS

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    By Susan L. Jackson in ProHealth.   One of the identifying characteristics and key symptoms of ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome) is an intolerance to even mild exertion, known as Post-Exertional Malaise or PEM. In simple terms, this means that when people with ME/CFS engage in activity – even just walking […]

No. 1 Pacing Tip: How To Unlearn The “Completion Compulsion”

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    By Julie Holliday in ProHealth. There is nothing in our once healthy previous lives that can prepare us for what’s involved in getting good at pacing––at least in the way that the very limited energy of illnesses like ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Lyme disease demands. Pacing to someone healthy, might mean something like keeping […]

Tips For Newbies With Fibromyalgia And/Or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

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  By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   Having any disease is scary, but having chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and/or fibromyalgia (FM) often adds a hefty dose of confusion and bewilderment to that fear.  Not only are people with ME/CFS and FM typically exhausted and in pain, but problems with short-term memory and information processing […]

Immunosignature Analysis Of ME/CFS

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  By O. P. Günther et al. in ProHealth.com.   A random-sequence peptide microarray can interrogate serum antibodies in a broad, unbiased fashion to generate disease-specific immunosignatures. This approach has been applied to cancer detection, diagnosis of infections, and interrogation of vaccine response. We hypothesized that there is an immunosignature specific to ME/CFS and that […]

Prevalence And Incidence Of ME/CFS In Europe

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  By F. Estévez-López et al. • ProHealth.com.   Prevalence and incidence of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome in Europe-the Euro-epiME study from the European network EUROMENE: a protocol for a systematic review Abstract INTRODUCTION: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a chronic disease involving central nervous system and immune system disorders, as well as cardiovascular […]

The Shift: Top Science Journal Asserts Shift in Attitude Towards ME/CFS Has Occurred

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  By Cort Johnson “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a biological disease” Dr. Ian Lipkin’s Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University From NIH Director Francis Collins’ high profile blog “Moving Toward Answers in ME/CFS“, to the New York Times Opinion piece “Getting It Wrong on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” exposing the failures of the PACE trial, […]

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