Issac Newton formulated the theory of gravity by watching an apple fall to the ground; Dr. Julia Newton has formulated a different theory of 'gravity' in ME/CFS ; she believes what's causing ME/CFS patients to have so much trouble walking and exercising is not so much gravity Read more [...]
The Pain of Exercise
Chronic fatigue syndrome is not the only disorder featuring post-exertional malaise. Widespread pain may be fibromyalgia's main symptom but exercise problems, while not as severe as found in ME/CFS, are common.
Most studies suggest that 'exercise' is generally Read more [...]
I've suffered from upper body pain since I came down with ME/CFS/FM decades ago. I can draw a fairly distinct line from about the middle of my sternum upwards; press a point anywhere above that line and there's a good chance it's going to cause pain.
Shoulder, neck and head pain Read more [...]
Chronic fatigue syndrome is not cancer; it's rough, it can very debilitating but it's usually not deadly. Cancer often is deadly and it's very scary but it turns out the reward many people get for surviving the big C people is coming down with something that very much looks like the Read more [...]
(Dan Neuffer, a recovered patient, spent years trying to build a big-picture view of this illness. In this provocative blog he argues that researchers often get too wrapped up in their specialties to see the forest for the trees and that there really is a 'single' cause for this illness... and it's Read more [...]
In Wyller's eyes chronic fatigue syndrome is not a 'chronic fatigue' disorder; it's an autonomic nervous system disorder. Wyller has been studying ME/CFS for about five years; he knows the vast array of symptoms present in this disease and one gets the feeling he's more than a little tweaked Read more [...]