In the second of two blogs looking at future possibilities for pain relief we turn to a much feared arthropod.
Drug Under Development Spells Hope for Pain Relief in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
A friend of mine coping with severe back pain, allodynia, high blood pressure and Read more [...]
From opioids to anticonvulsants to antidepressants, etc. doctors throw a wide variety of drugs at nerve pain, yet the prognosis is generally poor with 40-60% of patients receiving only partial relief. (Some studies indicate alpha lipoic acid and benfotiamine (thiamine) can be helpful for some, as well.)
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Proteomics, the study of the proteome, is important because proteins represent the actual functional molecules in the cell. When mutations occur in the DNA, it is the proteins that are ultimately affected. Drugs, when they have beneficial effects, do so by interacting with proteins….. Proteomics
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From stiff muscles to painful trigger points to problems with exercise, the muscles can be a problem in fibromyalgia. It turns out that muscles have an interesting way of relaxing when they're in pain. Every time you contract a painful muscle, your nervous system should take a little break, give Read more [...]
New study provides further evidence that problems with sensory gating may contribute to fibromyalgia pain and other symptoms.
It’s a Jungle Out There
The key to survival in the animal world is to be able to detect threats in the environment and react appropriately. From the simplest sea Read more [...]
Any Light gene expression study is big news. If you’re not up on the Lights', two of their past studies showed astonishing changes in gene expression after exercise in chronic fatigue syndrome. They have a third bigger study in the works plus a Lyrica ME/CFS gene expression study (and probably Read more [...]
Is the Two Day Exercise Test Ready for the Big Time?
The results I described above are quite foreign and illogical to those who are accustomed to predictable physiological responses to physical activity stress- so skeptics abound, particularly when they know nothing about ME/CFS. Dr. Betsy Keller
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Dr. Ian Lipkin surprised everyone on the CDC's Conference call yesterday when he presented many of the results from the two major pathogen studies involving the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Initiative and Dr. Montoya at Stanford.
These studies, easily the most rigorous of their type ever attempted Read more [...]