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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 Stackpoole 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 Read more [...]

Creating a Supplement Program for Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS That Works: the Fundamentals

Creating a Supplement Program for ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia That Works  - Pt.  II In the first part of a three-part series on  supplements and Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue  Syndrome we looked at Five Supplement Mistakes You Don't Want to Make With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. In Read more [...]

In Pain? Symposium Suggests Immune Therapies Might Be Able to Help

It's no secret. The medical profession is lousy at treating chronic pain. Some doctors and researchers think there's a better way, however, and at a recent Symposium they strongly urged the medical profession to get out of its rut - and give immune therapies a chance. Check out a very different Read more [...]

Depression in Adolescence – Is it Really Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Psychiatrist Theodore Henderson kept getting highly fatigued adolescents diagnosed with treatment resistant depression referred to him ...who did not meet the criteria for depression. Read why one Colorado psychiatrist believes many adolescents diagnosed with treatment resistant depression Read more [...]