Archive for Treatment – Page 2

Like Chinese Water Torture: A Pain Researcher Falls Prey to Catastrophizing (and Lives to Tell About It )

"An intriguing and clinically relevant question is whether training individuals to alter their cognitive and affective response to nociceptive input might mitigate or reverse central sensitization." For good reasons 'catastrophizing' is something of a dirty word in the ME/CFS community. Some Read more [...]

Nine Mistakes People with Fibromyalgia Make

(Thanks to the Fibromyalgia Treatment Group for allowing Health Rising to publish their original blog.  The Fibromyalgia Treatment Group is a Health Rising Sponsor. Check out their website here and their Facebook page here.  Links to Health Rising blogs and some images were added by Cort) Mistakes Read more [...]

Tackling Pain and Depression in Fibromyalgia: Quetiapine Scores Some Benefits in Clinical Trial

Depression is common in fibromyalgia. In fact, with studies suggesting  levels of 'current depression range  from 22-44% and lifetime rates of depression from 60-86%,depression in FM may be very common. This isn't surprising: the presence of pain in any disorder increases the risk  of depression Read more [...]

“Could This Really Be Happening”? One Year With Dr. Chia – A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patient Reports

Could this REALLY be happening? One of the hallmarks of ME/CFS I have discovered over the last 20+ years living with this illness, as well as the year I have finally been under treatment by an expert is its sometimes amazing unpredictability.  After time, it seems almost impossible to be disappointed Read more [...]

Study Finds Vitamin D3 Helps With Pain in Fibromyalgia: Should You Try Vitamin D?

Vitamin D3 has become a big deal in the past couple of years, but the findings in fibromyalgia have not been particularly promising.  Several fibromyalgia studies have not found evidence of low Vitamin D3 (calcifediol) levels in fibromyalgia. Noting,though, that other studies suggest low Vit Read more [...]

The Continuing Travels of an Index Patient – Next Stop, San Francisco : Corinne and Dr. Peterson

Corinne’s visit to the University of California, San Francisco Neurology Center - June 2013 “What lies behind you and what lies before you pales insignificant when compared to what lies within you.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson {My treatment regimen had remained the same since my last blog dated Read more [...]

Big Bellies: the Causes of and Treatments for Bloating

"Abdominal bloating is a frequent and bothersome but poorly understood clinical problem" It's not a subject for dinner table conversation but about 15-30 percent of the population experiences it,  it can be very painful, and it's just beginning to get the respect it deserves in the research arena. Read more [...]

Dr. Lapp’s Recommended Supplements for Fibromyaglia and ME/CFS By Bruce Campbell

(Thanks to Bruce Campbell of CFIDS  and Fibromyalgia Self-Help for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for allowing Health Rising to reprint his article. (Some images and captions added). With so many choices available, a guide to basic supplements for ME/CFS and FM from one of our most experienced Read more [...]