Archive for Treatment

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 [...]

Standing Clear: Drug Stops Orthostatic Intolerance in ME/CFS In Lab – Next Steps

Few healthy people give any thought at all to standing up, but for a subset of people with chronic fatigue syndrome standing up is an act that’s fraught with peril.  Whether their hearts start racing (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and/or their breathing does (postural hyperventilation) Read more [...]

“Pharmaceutical Grade” Low Dose Naltrexone Now Available for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Patients

Into the Big Leagues Low dose naltrexone (LDN) is able to do for some people with intractable pain what opioids and other drugs can't do - reduce the pain. Those drugs have something LDN doesn’t, however, – FDA approval. You can’t prove that LDN works, however, until you can identify Read more [...]

The Myth of a Perfect Drug for Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: the NNT Dilemma

Someone recently commented that because he didn't derive benefits from the Pridgen protocol that it must be snake oil. That would make sense if everyone with fibromyalgia was the same - and could be expected to respond similarly to a treatment but a recent New York Times article "Can a Treatment Read more [...]

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 [...]