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…
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
"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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
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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 [...]