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 [...]
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 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 [...]
(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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]