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Magnetic Effect: New Brain Technology Reduces Pain in Fibromyalgia

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 [...]

Ten ME/CFS/FM Doctors – 1 Question: Health Rising’s Monthly Ask the Doctors Project Begins

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. I or the Read more [...]

‘Sustained Arousal’ Hypothesis Not Sustained: Wyller’s Clonidine Trial for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fails

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 [...]

An Interview with the Creator of the Vagus Nerve Infection Hypothesis For ME/CFS

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 [...]

FibroMapp Friday: News and Views from the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Communities

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 [...]

The Biggest, Best, Worst, Most and Least from 2013 in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Treatment 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 [...]

Free Books, Webcasts, Sleepins, Skydiving for ME/CFS: It Must Be ME/CFS Awareness Day!

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 [...]

The Most, Best, Biggest (and Least): A Look Back at Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) in 2012

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 [...]