Archive for Treatment – Page 4

Think You’d Want to be an ‘Index Patient’? Think Again! Corinne at Dr. Peterson #10

Intro: As I'm writing this it's already Sept and I'm on another road trip to see Dr. Peterson. Four months have gone by since the visit you are  to read about below. In the interim it’s been a whirlwind – no, a tornado! - of medical activity since my last visit in May… My treatment regimen Read more [...]

Mind Medicine: Study Suggests Video Gaming Can Improve Cognition – Implications for ME/CFS and FM

Multi-tasking, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia You might call multitasking the cognitive bane of the chronic fatigue syndrome patient’s world. With their reduced information processing slowing them down, and their lowered working memories not allowing them to retain as much, the last cognitive Read more [...]

The Next Generation of Fibromyalgia Treatments – The Clinical Trials

With the FDA clamping down on a major class of opioid drugs used for pain relief by fibromyalgia  patients, we're taking a look at other alternatives. In the first of a  two blog series, we're checking out ongoing or recruiting (or in some cases, recently completed) fibromyalgia clinical Read more [...]

Heart Palpitations, Heart Pounding and Heart Fluttering – Oh Lord!..A Cardiologist on Heart Racing and Arrhythmias in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Dr. Visser, a Dutch cardiologist,  has treated thousands of chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) patients over the years, and now focuses exclusively on them. In his next series of video's from the Dutch ME/CFS Association he talks about some of the sometimes disturbing heart symptoms he finds  in Read more [...]

Dysautonomia 101 From Lauren Stiles For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

 "I don't want anyone to go though what I had to go through." (Athletic and healthy, Lauren Stiles was suddenly felled by a mysterious illness in the middle of ski trip that left her unable to walk. It took years, but Lauren's doctors ultimately found that an autoimmune disease had attacked her Read more [...]

FDA Puts the Squeeze on Pain Drugs – Some Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients To See Effects

The F.D.A. recommendation is likely to have a significant impact on the availability of the drugs. New York Times Last week FDA's ruling reclassifying narcotic pain relievers such as Vicodin and Lortab which contain hydrocodone combined with acetaminophen as schedule II drugs will make them more difficult Read more [...]

ATP, Hydrogen Sulfide, Natural Killer Cells and the Heart: The ME/CFS Associations ME/CFS Experts Video Series is Back!

The ME/CFS Association in the Netherlands brings its De Meirleir video series to an end with its 20th video on Testing in ME/CFS.  After Dr. De Meirleir their ME/CFS Experts video series is moving on to Dr. Visser, a cardiologist (see below). Congratulations on a well-done series! Find the text Read more [...]

‘We Press On’ – A Death in the Family, Diverticulitis and Immune Modulation : Seeing Dr. Chia #4

An Unexpected Death - Of the Worst Kind Since I last wrote about my experiences with Dr. Chia, I have been walking through a valley.  Walking…not collapsed –amazingly, given what’s happened. When I headed to Dr. Chia’s office the first week of August, I was in the midst of helping my parents Read more [...]