Archive for Autonomic Nervous System – Page 2

A Treatable Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Subset – If Doctors Will Just Look For It

Pretty Graphs 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 I took two main points from her presentation. Read more [...]

Animal Model Breakthrough Increases Our Understanding of POTS; Points to New Therapeutic Targets

Norepinephrine transporter variant A457P knock-in mice display key features of human postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.Shirey-Rice JK, Klar R, Fentress HM, Redmon SN, Sabb TR, Krueger JJ, Wallace NM, Appalsamy M, Finney C, Lonce S, Diedrich A, Hahn MK.Dis Model Mech. 2013 Jul-Aug; Read more [...]

When Touch Hurts and Blood Matters: Getting at the Pain in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Sydnrome (ME/CFS)

(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.) Touch the tip of your forefinger to the tip of Read more [...]

Is Your Pain Making You Less Smart? Studies Suggest Central Cause For Pain and Thinking Issues in Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS

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 [...]

Nervous System Abnormalities Tied to Cognitive Problems in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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. Epub 2012 Nov Read more [...]

Newton’s Apples: Exploring the Ellis Interview with Dr. Julia Newton on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Newton's Apples 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 [...]

Are Oxygen Starved Tissues Causing Pain and Fatigue in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)?

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 [...]

Cause of Upper Body Pain in Fibromyalgia (and ME/CFS?) Identified? Plus: ‘Trapezius Myalgia’ – Another Sister Disorder Identified?

Background 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 [...]