Tag Archives: pain

Fear & avoidance or a desire for participation? a look at PEM

Livets bilder blog post, by Swedish blogger, 29 October 2016: Fear and avoidance or a desire for participation? A cardinal symptom of ME/CFS is Post-Exertional Malaise (PEM): “There is an inappropriate loss of physical and mental stamina, rapid muscular and … Continue reading

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Cannabis spray being tested for pain, anxiety & depression in Cardiff

Wales online article, by Mark Smith, 23 August 2016: People with depression, anxiety and arthritis could use a cannabis spray being tested in Cardiff The testing is happening at an NHS facility in Cardiff A cannabis-based vapouriser is being tested … Continue reading

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Dr Moskowitz webinar on Reversing pain, 11 May 2016

Webinar: Wednesday 11 May 2016 Time: 6.30- 8.30 pm Mountain Daylight Time or 1.30 am the following day in the UK (for insomniacs!) Marking 2016 International Awareness Day for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Speaker:  Dr … Continue reading

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The role of lactate in ME/CFS & FM

Cort Johnson asks: Lactate – Is it Everywhere in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)?, 1 March 2016 Lactate (L-lactate) is an organic compound produced during anaerobic energy metabolism.  It’s constantly being formed – even when we are at rest … Continue reading

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Researchers investigate the ‘pathways of pain’

Researchers investigate the ‘pathways of pain’ in NHS Choices, Monday December 7 2015 While rare, there are some people who are unable to feel pain “Breakthrough could lead to ‘super painkillers’,” the Mail Online reports. Researchers have investigated a sodium … Continue reading

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Can Mindfulness reduce stress in long term physical conditions?

Review abstract: OBJECTIVE: To identify whether mindfulness-based stress reduction is effective in improving physical health outcomes for long-term physical conditions. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature (retrieved from MEDLINE, PubMed and PsycINFO). RESULTS: Fifteen studies were included in the … Continue reading

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Dr Jarred Younger interview about his neuroinflammation research

Cort Johnson interviews Dr Jarred Younger, head of the Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham about the neuroinflammation response in ME/CFS and FM, how to measure it and the types of anti-inflammatory drugs that … Continue reading

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ME/CFS – not simply chronic fatigue but multisystem disorder

Research abstract: BACKGROUND: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a complex, chronic illness that is often disabling. This paper introduces the Chronic Fatigue Initiative, which conducted a large multi-center study to more fully characterize ME/CFS and ultimately to describe and … Continue reading

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Hormones, autoimmunity and/or viruses at work in ME/CFS

Cort Johnson explores the significance of a study into age peaks in ME/CFS: Age patterns provide pointer A  Norwegian study of ME/CFS patient records that found two age peaks in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, one starting from ages 10-19, the other … Continue reading

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Small-fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN) & pain / multi-system syndromes

Original article: Background: Syndromes involving unexplained chronic widespread pain (CWP) and multi-system symptoms are common, with 1-5% prevalence for fibromyalgia alone. They more often affect females and cause disability and high costs [1-3]. Other common syndromes include chronic fatigue, seronegative … Continue reading

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