Numerous studies have found that altered activity in several parts of the brain correlates with pain and fatigue in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. rTMS, which uses a magnetic coil to alter brain activity levels, has been found to improve the symptoms of a wide variety of neurological Read more [...]
Got an health issue you'd like ten of the most experienced ME/CFS/FM doctors on the planet to take a jab at? Here's your chance.
Once a month we will ask the community for questions (make them tough ones!) regarding a personal health issue they would like answered.
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Specifically, we suggest that CFS is caused by sustained arousal. Wyller
Brun Wyller has raised controversy in Norway for his drug/behavioral approach to chronic fatigue in service of a hypothesis asserting that 'sustained arousal' (increased sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight)) activity Read more [...]
Michael VanElzakker's hypothesis that infections of the vagus nerve cause ME/CFS has generated an enormous interest. Now the Tufts neuroscientist talks about how he got interested in ME/CFS, how he's trying to test his hypothesis, why he believes it may be able to explain post-exertional malaise Read more [...]
On Fibromapp Friday we bring some news and events from the ME/CFS and FM communities to your attention, but first check out a cheap and easy way to manage your illness for better health.
"The FibroMapp app is SUPERB! I have not only been able to control my medications, but track which ones Read more [...]
Most Exciting Treatment Trial - After years of treating FM patients, Dr. 'Skip' Pridgen raises over $3 million dollars to begin a multi-center treatment trial combining Valtrex and Celebrex
Most Out of the Blue Treatment Possibility - citing the work of some Italian doctors, Karen Lee Read more [...]
Twenty-one years ago today Tom Hennessey exhorted 'CFS' patients to unite together on the anniversary of Florence Nightingales birth to celebrate International CFS Day. Like all good ideas this one caught on and was copied with the result that May 12th is now celebrated by people with Fibromyalgia, Read more [...]
Best Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research Effort
With five chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) studies last year and three more in 2011, Dr .Julia Newton of the University of Newcastle in the UK has been on a roll. With her emphasis on autonomic nervous system and metabolic issues in disorders Read more [...]