Author Archive for Cort Johnson – Page 2

“Medical Game-Changer” Could Shed Light on ME/CFS

The discovery of a lymphatic system in the brain is being touted as a game-changer that will rewrite the textbooks and provide new insights into devastating neuro-immune disorders such as Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis. Could it help us understand ME/CFS as well? Some evidence suggests Read more [...]

Suzanne Vernon Gets Personal With ME/CFS

We are putting the finishing touches on a creatively disruptive approach for people-powered research.  Together we will get to the bottom of ME/CFS. Suzanne Vernon We were talking subsets at an event about five years ago. Suzanne turned to me and a friend and asked us to tell our stories. As our Read more [...]

ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia As Functionally Impairing As Major Diseases in Medical World

The study urges the need for more research on FSS, a relatively neglected research area. Especially studies on a better understanding of the etiology and treatment of these disorders are needed. The authors The term functionally somatic syndrome does not have a great history. A 1999 Annals of Internal Read more [...]

Bringing Forth Understanding: ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Artists Showcased in Powerful Exhibit

Art communicates faster and more completely than any other realm of human endeavor. It has the ability to prompt the recognition of truths you were not completely aware of.  That's certainly what the 2015 ME Artists Showcase at M.E. Again did for me. Created by Gwen Duda, a professional Canadian Read more [...]

Fibromyalgia Bad: Fibromyalgia with Migraine – Really Bad

There's something about migraines and fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Migraines aren’t usually talked about as major comorbid disorders with these diseases but recent studies suggest, however, that migraine may be one of the most, if not the most, common comorbid disorder for Read more [...]

New Eyes on ME/CFS: the 10th Invest in ME Conference

The 10th Invest in ME conference just finished up. Evidence of autonomic neuropathy, brain inflammation, hyperexcitable cortices and gene oddities showed up. A new window into what's happening in ME/CFS opened up, and a powerful new drug is being trialed. Find out about that and more from the 10th Read more [...]

A Father Responds: Riding Hard for ME/CFS Research

It was the worst kind of situation. A young girl falls ill - and then gets worse and worse. Instead of helping, the health authorities react with ugly denials and treatment recommendations that leave her worse off than ever. Her family was devastated but her father, Peter Spearing, never gave Read more [...]

Mitochondrial Depletion Could Underlie the Energy Problems in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Very, very few chronic  fatigue syndrome studies have emerged from Germany, but the last two have been good ones. The one before this was the first to find evidence of EBV activation in ME/CFS, in years. This one - a model exploring mitochondrial dynamics -  may help explain what's causing the Read more [...]