A Different Kind of Pain
That the immune system might play a major role in producing pain might seem obvious. Inflammation, swelling, and the symptoms of ‘sickness behavior’ including muscle and joint pains are all produced by the immune system when we catch a cold.
Even in Fibromyalgia Read more [...]
Epstein-Barr virus just keeps showing up in ME/CFS. After the Lipkin study suggested EBV activation wasn't a problem in ME/CFS, a German study suggested it was.
Now, we look at that issue and a fascinating hypothesis proposing that poorly controlled EBV infections are at the heart of all autoimmunity.
The Read more [...]
"When you're sick the act of living is more act than living" Meghan O'Rourke
Meghan O'Rourke's piece in the Aug. 26th, 2013, issue of the New Yorker "What's Wrong with ME": "I had an autoimmune disease... then the disease had me" is about her struggles with an autoimmune disorder, not chronic fatigue Read more [...]
(The roller-coaster ride continues as Christine meets up with a series of outside stressors that threaten to derail her progress as she heads back to Dr. Chia to figure out what to do next. Find more of Christine's blogs here.)
It has taken me 2 months to get to writing this post…My Read more [...]
I remember thinking Rich Von Konynenburg had gone off his rocker when he proposed, years ago, that autism and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) were somehow related. Looking at autism's severe cognitive, communication and emotional issues, the male gender bias, the vastly younger age of the Read more [...]