We know that increased activation of the sympathetic nervous (fight or flight) system is present in fibromyalgia but is it contributing to the pain there? Martinez-Lavin (“When Stress Causes Distress”) has been hypothesizing that it’s been a key pain driver in FM for years.
He’s shown Read more [...]
The ME/CFS/FM Experts Panel is back! The panel is a group of ME/CFS/FM doctors who've agreed to look over a patients case in detail and provide their recommendations. It was Carly's turn this time.
It's not fun being Carly right now - and it hasn't been fun for quite a while. She was completely Read more [...]
Dan Moricoli's Story
I love Dan Moricoli’s story for a couple of reasons. For one, it demolishes the idea that chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) occurs to malingerers or “weak” people or people who somehow don’t fit in our modern world. A business owner, internet marketer, motorcycle racer, Read more [...]
“I think of ME/CFS as one of these (immune-mediated) brain disorders”
Llewelyn King has done over 70 ME/CFS Alert video’s and for his 73rd he interviewed Dr. Mady Hornig. It was a timely interview given the recent immune study she and Ian Lipkin recently published.
See Your Clock Was (Is) Read more [...]
It's finally happened. The Health Rising ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Forums are open for business.
We (Stavya and I) actually started working on them well over a year ago. Why did it take so long? We scoured the market for ways to improve the Forums and settled on some add on's that Read more [...]
Containing sections that allow you to review doctors, treatments, view recovery stories, identify resources, add and view video's, create bookmarks, browse a Prohealth store, pick your own theme (I'm running out of breath) - we can confidently say they're the most effective and complete Forum package Read more [...]
The extensive publicity the IOM report received is changing things. Check out what Dennis Mangan recently noticed..
"I am amazed (and delighted) at how many people I meet who NOW have heard of CFS/ME (SEID)! Beyond public awareness, internal (government) awareness of CFS/ME will increase too. Now, Read more [...]
Lenny Jason has taken the IOM Report " "Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness" to task in two published articles.
In his first article, Jason decried the restrictions the IOM process put on collaboration. He argued that the process of creating a new name Read more [...]