Author Archive for Cort Johnson – Page 5

“How to Make a Disease Evaporate” – Epic Work on ME/CFS Underway

"In addition, to counter the spin, misinformation and misunderstanding that has held ME hostage, we also need a detailed, fully referenced narrative that tells the historical and political story of what has happened to ME"  Mary Dimmock Mary Dimmock is engaged in an epic work on ME/CFS and the first Read more [...]

NIH – Get Your Act Together! Advocates Press Director Collins to Cancel P2P Workshop

P2P workshops are designed for topics that “are generally not controversial”  - P2P website Mary Dimmock and Jennie Spotila have collaborated on a call to request Director Francis Collins to cancel the P2P Workshop.  Mary's background is in the pharmaceutical industry, Jennie was a lawyer. Throw Read more [...]

Are Both Small AND Large Fiber Neuropathy Present in Fibromyalgia?

We report here a surprisingly high prevalence of clinical and electrodiagnostic (EDX) abnormalities implying a demyelinating polyneuropathy, suggestive of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), in FMS. Caro et. al 2008 With three studies finding evidence of small fiber neuropathy Read more [...]

Treating Viral Reactivation: Health Rising’s Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Expert Panel Provides Answers

Health Rising's ME/CFS and FM Experts panel answers one question a month from the ME/CFS and FM communities. The April question picked by community vote involved a patient with signs of viral reactivation.   We were looking  for a variety of answers and we got them. Learn more about the Read more [...]

Microglial Inhibiting Drugs – Providing Hope for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)?

The microglia surround and protect the neurons in our brains and spinal cord. As the main immune defenders in the brain, they spew out an array of inflammatory and neurotoxic substances when activated. When we have a cold these substances cause the symptoms associated with ‘sickness behavior’ Read more [...]

LDN, Nootropics, Rituximab and Fads: Maija Haavisto on Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Maija Haavisto is a Finish writer and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patient who wrote the  massive ME/CFS and FM compendium "Reviving the Broken Marionette: Treatments for CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia".  Maija's  health improved greatly with low dose naltrexone (LDN) and other treatments but pituitary damage Read more [...]

Low Aerobic Energy Production and Pain in Fibromyalgia – Is Your Microcirculation To Blame?

Exercise is highly recommended as an adjunct therapy in Fibromyalgia. When we’re talking about exercise and FM, however, we’re not talking about pounding the pavement. A 2010 review of exercise studies that ‘slight to moderate’ intensity aerobic exercise sessions done two to three Read more [...]

The Past WAS Prologue: The Last Best Cure II: An Autoimmune Patient Searches For Health

(This is  Pt. II in a series of blogs that explore Donna Jackson Nakazawa's story of her search for health and wellness in "The  Last Best Cure". Check  out Pt. I here.) “What you really need to translate for people for whom Western medicine has done all it can - is this: all the science is Read more [...]