Archive for Treatment

The Most Important ME/CFS Treatment Trial Ever Begins: Fluge and Mella on the Rituximab Trial

The most important treatment trail in the history of ME/CFS has begun. Take a close look at the huge Rituximab trial that could change how ME/CFS is treated and viewed as Fluge and Mella tell us about it, the many substudies embedded in it and why they think ME/CFS may be an autoimmune disorder in Read more [...]

A Fibromyalgia Patient’s Ten Strategies for Healing

(Darden has been working on her fibromyalgia/ME/CFS for years and has made substantial progress.  In this post she outlines what's helped. Dr. Teitelbaum recently asserted that his patients receive the most help from alternative medical practices. It's interesting, in that vein, that all Read more [...]

Could a MS Drug Benefit People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is not ME/CFS and ME/CFS is not MS – so why a blog on a promising drug for multiple sclerosis? Because even if the disorders are different – even dramatically different in some ways –  enough similarities exist to suggest that common pathways could be operating in both. In Read more [...]

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Sleep Survey Results

Unrefreshing Sleep  - Not Poor Sleep - Synonymous with ME/CFS and FM Poor sleep has been long  held to be synonymous with ME/CFS and FM, and indeed the survey found that fairly poor (40%) and really poor (27%) sleep was common. However, about a third of the survey participants stated their sleep Read more [...]

Deconstructing Sleep in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – From Dr. Bateman

The question Dr. Bateman tackled in her recent Solve ME/CFS Initiative video was "Can Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS research help you sleep?" (Section in [ ] represent my additions.) Sleep, of course, is one of the biggies in ME/CFS and FM -- one of the four legs of the table Dr. Bateman focuses Read more [...]

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Sleep Survey

Several ME/CFS and/or FM experts have said that you can't fix fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome without fixing sleep. Dr. Bateman, whose SolveME/CFS presentation on sleep we're going to cover soon, said she's tried literally everything she can think of  to help with sleep in FM and ME/CFS. Given Read more [...]

Yes, Fibromyalgia is Real – and Here’s Why

When I saw that the video "Fibromyalgia: It's Real It's Manageable What You Can Do" had been viewed almost 85,000 times I had to check it out.  In it, Dr. Andrew Gross, the head of the Rheumatology Clinic at the University of California at San Francisco presents a a birds-eye view of fibromyalgia. The Read more [...]

Releasing Pain: Fibromyalgia and the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach

(After years of struggling with pain, Sheldon found great relief using the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release form of myofascial therapy, and ultimately became a John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Therapist.  In this blog Sheldon describes this form of myofascial release and how it worked for him. As Read more [...]