Tag Archives: pain

Modulatory effects of cognitive exertion on regional functional connectivity of the salience network in women with ME/CFS

Modulatory effects of cognitive exertion on regional functional connectivity of the salience network in women with ME/CFS: A pilot study, by Riccardo Manca, Katija Khan, Micaela Mitolo, Matteo De Marco, Lynsey Grieveson, Rosemary Varley, Iain D Wilkinson, Annalena Venneri in Journal … Continue reading

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Numeric rating scales show prolonged post-exertional symptoms after orthostatic testing of adults with ME/CFS

Numeric rating scales show prolonged post-exertional symptoms after orthostatic testing of adults with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by C (Linda) M C van Campen, Peter C Rowe, Freek WA Verheugt, Frans C Visser in Frontiers in Medicine Vol 7, p 602894, … Continue reading

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High prevalence of perineural cysts in patients with FM & CFS

High prevalence of perineural cysts in patients with fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, by Mieke Hulens, Frans Bruyninckx, Wim Dankaerts, Ricky Rasschaert, Peter De Mulder, Ingeborg Stalmans, Greet Vansant, Chris Bervoets in Pain Medicine, 1 Dec 2020 pnaa410 [doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnaa410]   … Continue reading

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NICE ME/CFS draft guideline: management of symptoms & coexisting conditions

NICE ME/CFS draft guideline: management of symptoms & coexisting conditions   The draft NICE guideline is open for consultation until December 22nd 2020. Contact the helpline or use the contact form on this website with your comments for inclusion in … Continue reading

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Systemic hyperalgesia in females with Gulf War Illness, CFS & FM

Systemic hyperalgesia in females with Gulf War Illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, by Amber A Surian, James N Baraniuk in Scientific Reports vol 10, no. 5751 (2020)   Research abstract: Pain is a diagnostic criterion for Gulf War Illness (GWI), … Continue reading

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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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