Archive for Treatment – Page 2

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 [...]

LDN, Nootropics, Rituximab and Fads: Maija Haavisto on Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Maija Haavisto is a Finish writer and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patient who wrote the  massive ME/CFS and FM compendium "Reviving the Broken Marionette: Treatments for CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia".  Maija's  health improved greatly with low dose naltrexone (LDN) and other treatments but pituitary damage Read more [...]

The Past WAS Prologue: The Last Best Cure II: An Autoimmune Patient Searches For Health

(This is  Pt. II in a series of blogs that explore Donna Jackson Nakazawa's story of her search for health and wellness in "The  Last Best Cure". Check  out Pt. I here.) “What you really need to translate for people for whom Western medicine has done all it can - is this: all the science is Read more [...]

From Mono To Giardia To Orthostatic Intolerance to … Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Dr. Cheney: the First Visit

My ME/CFS History 1989 - The First Flu-like Illness I was always a high energy burn the candle at both ends type-A person. In my early twenties (1989) I came down with a flu-like illness that did not go away. I had gone from a person who would play sports 4-6 hours a day, to one who would get Read more [...]
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