Archive for orthostatic intolerance

Dr. Bell on Orthostatic Intolerance in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

In Dr. Bell's third and last blog on orthostatic intolerance in ME/CFS/FM he provides signs that you might have OI, explains the different types found, and provides examples of them. If you're wondering if you can have more than one type of OI, Dr. Bell demonstates that you can. Find out more Read more [...]

When Panic Isn’t: Dr. Bell on Maggie’s ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Story

Maggie was exhausted, her heart was pounding, her palms were sweating. She'd been to doctor after doctor only to be told she had panic disorder but their treatments weren't working. Maggie was definitely agitated but her agitation and other symptoms weren't due to panic disorder - they were caused 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 [...]

Tilting South: Seeing Dr. Klimas in Miami – ‘A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chronicle’ # 13

Dr.  Nancy Klimas, Chief Medical Officer of the Chronic Fatigue Center for Research and Treatment for Neuro-Immune Disorders, Miami, Florida, and her associate Dr. Irma Rey It was a pleasure to meet with people who believe in the disease, know its details, and understand the ordeals of its sufferers This Read more [...]

Dr. Rowe on the Hunt: A Search for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

"There is a huge overlap between these different syndromes" Dr. Peter Rowe If you watch this video you might want to skip over Dr. Henderson's remarks if you're a little sensitive, as I am, about ME/CFS's place in the research world. Henderson started off by stating that Dr. Rowe was the first Read more [...]

Animal Model Breakthrough Increases Our Understanding of POTS; Points to New Therapeutic Targets

Norepinephrine transporter variant A457P knock-in mice display key features of human postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.Shirey-Rice JK, Klar R, Fentress HM, Redmon SN, Sabb TR, Krueger JJ, Wallace NM, Appalsamy M, Finney C, Lonce S, Diedrich A, Hahn MK.Dis Model Mech. 2013 Jul-Aug; Read more [...]

The Splitter: Researcher Asserts ‘Brain-damaged’ Subset Present in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

  The Subset Researcher Virtually everybody for decades has believed ME/CFS is larded with subsets and everyone agrees we must find them yet very few researchers, through lack of money or initiative, have actually looked for them in an organized fashion. Dr. Natelson has  and in this review article, Read more [...]