Is ME/CFS/FM bigger than we think? Does it consist of a complex of disorders such as ME/CFS/FM/POTS/Autonomic Neuropathy/IBS/ (fill in the blank) that share similar types of onset, symptoms and some lab results. Let's see how that question is shaking out.
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The 24th International Symposium on the Autonomic Nervous System was chock full of potential insights for people with chronic fatigue syndrome. We used Dysautonomia International's excellent overview of the relevant studies as a starting point. (Thanks to Issie for alerting me Read more [...]
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Spreading neuroinflammation and autoimmunity – a model for ME/CFS and fibromyalgia?
Neuroinflammation in ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia
In previous articles I've been trying to set out, at some length and based on converging evidence, a proposed model Read more [...]
...There is considerable evidence to highlight an abnormality of the autonomic nervous system as a unifying pathological factor. Newton et. Al.
Newton's shown that people with chronic fatigue syndrome tend to display an interrelated trio of problems; increased acid in Read more [...]
Dr. Susan Vernon and Dr. Lucinda Bateman spoke in Denver on Saturday, June 28. Dr. Bateman gave a presentation on research out of the University of Utah she co-authored in her talk, "Treatment Options for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia patients
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Simply being in pain gives your ability to think a hit. The cognitive and pain problems people with fibromyalgia experience appear to be associated with a sluggish autonomic nervous system. Despite being 'on' most of the time the autonomic nervous system in FM tends to poop out Read more [...]
These Australian researchers, overseen by Dr. Vollmer-Conna, begin their quest for the source of the cognitive difficulties in chronic fatigue syndrome by turning things on their 'head' (pun intended) a bit.
PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e49518. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049518. Read more [...]