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Controversial Report Provides Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advocates Powerful Weapon For Change

“Because of limitations in the evidence base, we did not have high confidence in any of the findings from this review.” The reports from ME/CFS advocates are in. The AHRQ report is “appallingly bad”, “scientifically indefensible and irresponsible”, and is “fundamentally and irredeemably Read more [...]

“End ME/CFS” Mega Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Project Begins

Now this is exciting. The Open Medicine Foundation (OMF) has announced it has created and is raising funds for a huge "End ME/CFS" project.  They're looking for five million dollars a year to  fund it -- about double the NIH's current annual spending on all ME/CFS research. That's a really ambitious Read more [...]

Dr. Craig on a Nutritional Approach to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

In the third of our blog series on using  supplements to treat Chronic  Fatigue Syndrome and/or Fibromyalgia, Dr. Courtney Craig talks about testing and her approach An Interview with Dr. Courtney Craig You noted that you'd spent thousands of dollars on supplements before you found the approach Read more [...]

Small Fiber Neuropathy Fibromyalgia Study Raises Questions

At least five studies have found significantly increased rates of small fiber neuropathy (SFN) in the skin of people with Fibromyalgia. SFN refers to the damage or destruction of the small unmyelinated sensory and/or autonomic nerve fibers. It’s believed that damage to these nerve fibers may cause Read more [...]

Creating a Supplement Program for Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS That Works: the Fundamentals

Creating a Supplement Program for ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia That Works  - Pt.  II In the first part of a three-part series on  supplements and Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue  Syndrome we looked at Five Supplement Mistakes You Don't Want to Make With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. In Read more [...]

In Pain? Symposium Suggests Immune Therapies Might Be Able to Help

It's no secret. The medical profession is lousy at treating chronic pain. Some doctors and researchers think there's a better way, however, and at a recent Symposium they strongly urged the medical profession to get out of its rut - and give immune therapies a chance. Check out a very different Read more [...]

Unfulfilled Expectations – Wyller’s Sustained Arousal Hypothesis Takes Another Hit

"Sustained Arousal" Wyller’s “sustained arousal” hypothesis proposes that a persistent stress response is causing many of the symptoms found in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. In particular,  Wyller believes this persistent stress response is mucking up autonomic nervous system functioning in the Read more [...]

Five Supplement Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make with Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

"Over the past fifteen  years I've spent thousands of dollars on supplements, most of which had absolutely no effect on my symptoms." Dr. Courtney Craig - Youtube video To take or not take supplements is a big question in disorders like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia where the list of Read more [...]