(Dr. Newton’s studies suggest the muscles of people with ME/CFS are not efficiently removing the acids that build up during exercise. It’s possible this acid buildup is contributing to the hyperventilation, and, of course, the exercise problems in ME/CFS. Earlier she mentioned she was determining Read more [...]
The mysterious microbial world within us is beginning to reveal its secrets, but many mysteries remain to be solved in the years to come. Dr. Diane Mathis
The gut continues to surprise. This study is on rheumatoid arthritis, but you might want to just replace RA with the term 'autoimmune disorder' Read more [...]
The more specific requirements of the ICC however, may select patients that are less clinically diverse. This could improve detection of immunological findings in CFS/ME. Study authors.
How much of a difference the International Consensus Criteria (or any definition) makes is a major question in chronic Read more [...]
IOM in Control
Once the statement of task and budget are finalized, the committee works independently to come to consensus on the questions raised.
Up to now the DHHS has been in charge. Now it was the IOM's turn in spotlight.
Once the statement of task and budget are finalized, the committee Read more [...]
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.
Check out Pt I of the Read more [...]
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 to the overview.)
Is 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 of ME/CFS and a 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 their muscles during Read more [...]