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Bad Relations: Study Finds Fight or Flight Response Tied to Pain in Fibromyalgia

We know that increased activation of the sympathetic nervous (fight or flight) system is present in fibromyalgia but is it contributing to the pain there? Martinez-Lavin (“When Stress Causes Distress”) has been hypothesizing that it’s been a key pain driver in FM for years. He’s shown Read more [...]

More Musing on Malaise

If ‘malaise’ doesn’t adequately describe my dreadful condition after too much exertion, it does fit another consequence of ME/CFS. After so many years of trying to pace myself successfully (whatever that means, since my over-taxed level seems to change from week-to-week or even day-to-day), Read more [...]

Bugs, Hormones and Guts: the ME/CFS/FM Experts Panel Weighs In On Carly

The ME/CFS/FM Experts Panel is back! The panel is a group of ME/CFS/FM doctors who've agreed to look over a patients case in detail and provide their recommendations. It was Carly's turn this time. It's not fun being Carly right now - and it hasn't been fun for quite a while.  She was completely Read more [...]

On the Path: Dan Moricoli’s Remarkable Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Recovery Story

Dan Moricoli's Story I love Dan Moricoli’s story for a couple of reasons. For one, it demolishes the idea that chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) occurs to malingerers or “weak” people or people who somehow don’t fit in our modern world.  A business owner, internet marketer, motorcycle racer, Read more [...]

“An Immune Mediated Brain Disorder”: Mady Hornig and Llewellyn Kin

“I think of ME/CFS as one of these (immune-mediated) brain disorders” Llewelyn King has done over 70 ME/CFS Alert video’s and for his 73rd he interviewed Dr. Mady Hornig. It was a timely interview given the recent immune study she and Ian Lipkin recently published. See Your Clock Was (Is) Read more [...]

The Health Rising ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Forums Are Here!

It's finally happened. The Health Rising ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Forums are open for business. We (Stavya and I) actually started working on them well over a year ago. Why did it take so long? We scoured the market for ways to improve the Forums and settled on some add on's that Read more [...]

Connecting the Dots: Does Histamine Intolerance Contribute to Fibromyalgia

(Many people haven't connected histamine with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome but it's been a suspected player for over twenty years. The first study suggesting overactive mast cells were pumping high levels of histamine into FM patients bodies goes back to 1990.  Greatly increased levels Read more [...]

Solve ME/CFS Takes the Initiative and Tasha Tells Her Story

The extensive publicity the IOM report received is changing things. Check out what Dennis Mangan recently noticed.. "I am amazed (and delighted) at how many people I meet who NOW have heard of CFS/ME (SEID)!   Beyond public awareness, internal (government) awareness of CFS/ME will increase too. Now, Read more [...]

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