Archive for Treatment

Dr. Bell on Orthostatic Intolerance in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

In Dr. Bell's third and last blog on orthostatic intolerance in ME/CFS/FM he provides signs that you might have OI, explains the different types found, and provides examples of them. If you're wondering if you can have more than one type of OI, Dr. Bell demonstates that you can. Find out more Read more [...]

When Panic Isn’t: Dr. Bell on Maggie’s ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Story

Maggie was exhausted, her heart was pounding, her palms were sweating. She'd been to doctor after doctor only to be told she had panic disorder but their treatments weren't working. Maggie was definitely agitated but her agitation and other symptoms weren't due to panic disorder - they were caused Read more [...]

The Vistide Challenge! Corinne at Dr. Peterson’s (#13/#14)

(A former personal trainer, Corinne came down with severe ME/CFS about two decades ago, after being repeatedly exposed to Giardia at work. She began seeing Dr. Peterson in 2009. She went from mostly bed bound and using a wheelchair to being able to get out and about and travel to a family get together Read more [...]

A 30 Year Learning Curve: A Naturopathic Doctor on Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

First it was Epstein-Barr virus, then it was Candida, then it was Lyme disease, heavy metals, hormonal problems, gluten, etc. The alternative health medical field, has come up with answer after answer to ME/CFS for decades. Meanwhile the problem persists. Wayne Anderson ND has been taking shots at ME/CFS Read more [...]

Fibromyalgia – The Savella Story

Milnacipran (brand names: Savella, Ixel) is the third and last drug the FDA approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia in the United States. The fourth serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), to be introduced in the U.S.,  Savella stops the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine Read more [...]

The Next Lyrica? Thousand Person Fibromyalgia Drug Trial is Underway

It's not often that you see a 1,000 person drug trial for fibromyalgia or any other disease but one recently begun  in the U.S. and Canada. A Japanese drug company, Daiichi Sankyo, is making a huge bet on a new drug called mirogabalin for fibromyalgia and other diseases. If mirogabalin sounds Read more [...]

17 Years: A Naturopathic Fibromyalgia Story – Part II

Edith is back with Part II of naturopathic treatments that have helped her with fibromyalgia. See 17 Years: A Fibromyalgia Naturopathic Story – Part I The Miracle of Amino Acid Therapy "Amino acid therapy has been the most beneficial treatment I've received in the past 20 years living with FM" Amino Read more [...]

17 Years: A Fibromyalgia Naturopathic Story – Part I

17 Years Under the Care of a Naturopath Doctor for Fibromyalgia My purpose in sharing my experiences with a Naturopath doctor is to inform and empower all sufferers of FM & ME/CFS in not ever giving up hope.  As we wait for the cure, my experience is that I've found many treatments available Read more [...]