(Please welcome Tim Vaughan to Health Rising's team of bloggers as he digs deeper into issues raised in earlier blogs and outlines an intriguing theory about the nature of pain in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and other disorders.)
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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 when faced with 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.
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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.
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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.
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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 [...]