Author Archive for Cort Johnson – Page 4

Hard Choices: The Neurologist, the ME/CFS Expert and the Spinal Lesion: Corinne at Dr. Peterson #12

March, 2014 "Recognize your disabilities but emphasize your possibilities"~William Arthur Ward Allow me to apologize for my tardiness. I’m sorry to be posting a blog that happened almost a year ago! But with all the visits and tests that resulted after finding the spinal cord lesion in 2013, Read more [...]

Connections: the Pain and Distress Circuit in Fibromyalgia Identified

Fibromyalgia (FM), of course, is much more than about pain.  Called the “prototypical functional pain syndrome,” people with fibromyalgia often experience problems thinking (fibro-fog), sleep and autonomic nervous system problems, depression and catastrophizing.  The multidimensional aspects Read more [...]

Congressional Hearing To Remove Roadblocks to Ampligen Approval at FDA

In talking with experts and reviewing the drugs that have been approved over the past couple of years, we believe it is our right to ask Congress to hold a hearing to review the denial of Ampligen.  Below is a draft letter along with the email addresses where the letter should be sent.  It is clear Read more [...]

FDA Approval of MS Drug Puts Ampligen Back In Play

Deja Vu? "I just try and not think about it, because it gets me furious" multiple sclerosis patient The story sounds eerily similar. Citing questions regarding study quality and side effects, the FDA refuses to approve a drug for a condition for which few or no effective drugs exist. After hearing Read more [...]

Standing Clear: Drug Stops Orthostatic Intolerance in ME/CFS In Lab – Next Steps

Few healthy people give any thought at all to standing up, but for a subset of people with chronic fatigue syndrome standing up is an act that’s fraught with peril.  Whether their hearts start racing (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and/or their breathing does (postural hyperventilation) Read more [...]

The Case for Centers of Excellence in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Case for Centers of Excellence in ME/CFS The Federal Advisory Committee for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFSAC) is getting proactive. They’ve been making recommendations for years, but it’s only now that they’ve gotten organized and serious enough to make their case for what they want. Read more [...]

Increasing Energy in Neuroimmune Disorders: The Klimas Patient Conference

"Cellular Energy and its Impact on Health" Dr. Klimas's annual patient conference on Saturday, Feb 7th is approaching fast. Titled  "Cellular Energy and its Impact on Health" this half-day conference features some fascinating talks. Two from the Klimas team will sum up eight years of effort focused Read more [...]

Neuroinflammation and Chronic Pain Link Established: Authors Call for Treatment Trials

“the present findings offer clinical implications that may serve to guide future studies of the pathophysiology and management of a variety of persistent pain conditions.” Loggia et. al. Chronic pain was thought for many years to be mostly a neuronal problem. Over or underactive neurons in the Read more [...]
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