Archive for Treatment

Mendus! Patient Initiated Treatment Trials Open New Possibilities

The aim of Mendus is to bring research within reach of those who need it.” Joshua Grant Hey, when the powers that be aren't helping out you innovate.  You find new ways to do things. You break new ground. You fill needs. Largely shut out of the medical mainstream the ME/CFS and FM communities Read more [...]

Breathe Deep: Dan Moricoli on Yoga and Recovering From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Take a deep breath... Yoga – yes, yoga.  My ideas about yoga have gone something like this. It came in with the Beatles about forty years ago.  It’s mostly about stretching, and it provides a good social outlet for some people. I have learned better. For those seriously engaged in it yoga Read more [...]

Could A Mitochondrial Enhancer Replace Cymbalta in Fibromyalgia?

How a Mitochondrial Booster Became an Antidepressant Acetyl0 L-carnitine (ALCAR) is best known as an energy supplement and mitochondrial booster the but folks in this  fibromyalgia clinical trial were looking for more than increased energy; they were looking for relief from pain and depression as Read more [...]

“Clean Energy”: Can a Ketogenic Diet Help with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia?

(Thanks to Dr. Courtney Craig for allowing Health Rising to publish her blog on the possible benefits of ketogenic diets for people with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Please note the title was changed and the links at the end of the blog were added by Health Rising.) Being a ME/CFS patient 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 [...]

Calming Currents: One Fibromyalgia Patient’s Recovery/Recovering Story

(We embrace recovery/recovering stories with the acknowledgement that fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are heterogeneous conditions and what works for one person may not (or may :)) work for another.  Someone with a success story who has financial ties to the product or technique they used Read more [...]

Hard Choices: The Neurologist, the ME/CFS Expert and the Spinal Lesion: Corinne at Dr. Peterson #12

March, 2014 "Recognize your disabilities but emphasize your possibilities"~William Arthur Ward Allow me to apologize for my tardiness. I’m sorry to be posting a blog that happened almost a year ago! But with all the visits and tests that resulted after finding the spinal cord lesion in 2013, Read more [...]

FDA Approval of MS Drug Puts Ampligen Back In Play

Deja Vu? "I just try and not think about it, because it gets me furious" multiple sclerosis patient The story sounds eerily similar. Citing questions regarding study quality and side effects, the FDA refuses to approve a drug for a condition for which few or no effective drugs exist. After hearing Read more [...]