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.
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
(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 [...]
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“Collectively, these data indicate that ME/CFS participants were unable to reproduce most physiological measures at both maximal and ventilatory threshold intensities during test 2, despite exercising to maximal effort during both tests” Keller
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Many people with Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome combine prescription drugs with supplements, but this is one of the rare studies that combines both to maximize the benefits of each. The genesis of this trial, however, stretches back to the HIV/AIDS days when Dr. John Kaiser in the San Read more [...]
A budding Olympic skier moves to Salt Lake City, Utah and collapses with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. That's really rough for an Olympic hopeful - but at least he falls apart where both Dr. Bateman and the Lights - two researchers who may be getting at the causes of fatigue and post-exertional Read more [...]