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The Fibromyalgia Mimics – When Your Pain is Not Due to FM:  How Stress Becomes Real Pain #3

As we continue our series on Dr. Martinez-Lavin's book "Fibromyalgia: How Stress Becomes Real Pain", he  takes us on a tour of pain and fatigue disorders that look like Fibromyalgia and are often misdiagnosed in people with FM (or vice versa). Being given heavy duty immune suppressants or undergoing Read more [...]

Coming Full Circle – The Mayo Clinic – Twenty Three Years Later : Corinne At Dr. Peterson

(Corinne continues her blogs of   her visits with Dr. Peterson and other doctors) Corinne’s Visits – October and December 2013 “We have to learn to let go of the life we had in order to enjoy the life we’ve been given.” - Joseph Campbell To summarize my last blog dated September 2013 Read more [...]

Tracking Your Sleep For Better Health in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Whether you have FM or CFS/ME you will most likely identify with sleep issues – whether you are sleeping 20 hours a day and are still exhausted –or you can’t remember the last time you had an unbroken and refreshing sleep. But do you know what your sleep patterns are?  How many times you Read more [...]

Models Suggesting Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is “Amenable to Intervention” Provide Hope: Dr. Broderick Talks

"The objective is to deliver relief as quickly as possible but to keep working on the problem until we find a cure." - Gordon Broderick Dr. Gordon Broderick of Dr. Klimas' Institute for Neuro Immune Medicine at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) was in a loquacious mood. He likes what he’s seeing Read more [...]

The Folic Acid Controversy, MTHFR and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Folic Acid Story In the 1990’s, the US and UK mandated the enrichment of all grain products with folic acid in hopes of reducing the occurrence of neural tube defects. In the decades since neural tube defects have indeed declined yet little long term research has been done to determine the Read more [...]

 Telomeres, Wandering Minds, and Creating Cellular Health: the Last Best Cure V

(A continuing  series of blogs on "The Last Best Cure"; one woman's attempt to find joy and improve her  health while battling  an autoimmune disorder.) “The good news is that we are not our thoughts.” - Clifford Saron, PhD, Center for Mind and Brain, UC Davis People with Chronic Fatigue Read more [...]

Where Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Part Ways (and Where They Don’t)

Lately we’ve seen what appears to be a great deal of similarity in muscle issues in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. We know that Dr. Bateman and others believe ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia occur on a fatigue-pain continuum – that they are similar disorders that differ in the amount of fatigue Read more [...]

Orthostatic Intolerance, Pain and the Mitochondria in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Dr. Newton Talks

Highlights from Dr. Newton’s Video on Blood Flow “I would suggest that abnormalities of the autonomic nervous system are the underpinning phenomena that explain most if not all of the symptoms that people with ME experience.” Dr. Julia Newton Orthostatic Intolerance Dr. Julia Newton started Read more [...]