Author Archive for Cort Johnson – Page 3

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 [...]

Pyroluria – Real Disorder or Figment? A Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Inquiry

You can't find it in WebMd. One website lists a good number of studies, few of which are found in PubMed. It's called pyroluria. It's a  "fringe disorder" that has gotten little or no traction in traditional medical circles.  Is it real? Some scoff. Other orthomolecular doctors, nutritionists Read more [...]

The Tests That Matter: A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Community Report

The goal of this Community Report is to compile of list of tests that matter. Not necessarily tests which have lead to a diagnosis but tests which have resulted in a treatment approach that has produced results - made you a bit (or a lot) healthier. If a test has revealed a diagnosis the doctor Read more [...]

Australian Study Pinpoints Possible Gene Issues in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

"Key transducers of nociception and pain" Much of the activity in nerve cells is regulated by very small channels that regulate the flows of ions such as calcium, sodium and magnesium in or out of the cells. Given the central nervous system problems in ME/CFS and FM and the clear role ion channels Read more [...]