Archive for Treatment

Diet, Drugs, Herbs and SIBO: One ME/CFS/FM Finds Relief with the Pimental Approach

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth or SIBO is a chronic condition or infection of bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine. Normally the small intestine has low numbers of bacteria and the large intestine has high numbers of bacteria; however, Read more [...]

Challenging Loss in Chronic Illness: An Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patient Finds Grace in Small Things

(As we've seen in past blogs and as we'll see with Donna in the Last Best Cure blog series, mindfulness practices - such as the gratitude practices Sue writes about below, if engaged in regularly - can bring benefits both to the quality of life and sometimes even the health of people with chronic Read more [...]

Dr. Craig on Fasting For Better Health in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Intermittent fasting has been crucial in my long-lasting CFS recovery. -  Dr. Courtney Craig The pleasure of eating good tasting food is undeniable, but food can have a dark side for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM). Digesting food, for one thing, takes work Read more [...]

Tapping The Experts: The Solve ME/CFS Foundation Gathers Insights of Top ME/CFS Practitioners

Tapping Intuition What do you do if you have a disease which has few clinical trials but lots of patients needing help, and 30 or so practitioners with decades of experience under their belts? Instead of waiting for a clinical trial to get underway (or not) you 'tap their intuition'; i.e. you Read more [...]

Third Time’s A Charm? Corinne at Dr. Peterson #11 (Lumbar Puncture #3)

September 2013 “We conquer not in any brilliant fashion – we conquer by continuing” – author unknown Current Medication Protocol: IV saline twice a week (a total of 3 to 4 liters per week); Epogen injection every other week (4,000 units); Valtrex 500 mg twice a day; Klonopin at bedtime Read more [...]

Immersed: How I Found a Way (After Decades of Trying) to Help My Allodynia and Nerve Pain

I suspect many you are like me: there is something dramatically wrong with your body and it has been that way for quite a while.  You surf the ups and downs of your symptoms and occasionally wonder, "What does this symptomatic change mean?" If you are like me, you have learned that most medical Read more [...]

Breaking the BDNF Blues: Dr. Courtney Craig D.C. on Natural Ways to Raise BDNF Levels in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

(In part two of our series on BDNF and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Dr. Courtney Craig looks at natural ways to increase BDNF levels.) A Modifiable Piece of the ME/CFS Puzzle: BDNF Leading ME/CFS researcher Lenny Jason and his group just released a novel study showing that the protein Brain Derived Read more [...]

Microglial Inhibiting Drugs – Providing Hope for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)?

The microglia surround and protect the neurons in our brains and spinal cord. As the main immune defenders in the brain, they spew out an array of inflammatory and neurotoxic substances when activated. When we have a cold these substances cause the symptoms associated with ‘sickness behavior’ Read more [...]