Treatment

Research Digest – December 2014: 10 Important Advances in ME/CFS

December 12, 2014

While progress is still far too slow, there have been many recent interesting and important discoveries in ME/CFS. In this year-end blog post, Dr. Vernon and Dr. Komaroff summarize what they regard as the most important recent advances in our field. READ MORE…

Guest Blog: Dr. Peter Rowe – Is The Physical Examination Normal in CFS? Part 1

September 5, 2014

The first in a series of blog posts from Dr. Peter Rowe of Johns Hopkins University entitled “Is the physical exam in CFS normal?” Read Part 1 of the series – We are certain that this information will be of great value to both you and your doctor and will clearly illustrate the value of a true physical examination in ME/CFS.

Guest Blog: Mark A. Demitrack, MD, FAPA – Neurobiology of ME/CFS

July 17, 2014

Far too often, ME/CFS patients are met with healthcare providers who do not believe in the biological nature of the disease. In this guest blog post, Mark Demitrack, MD, FAPA describes how for a long time he has advocated for and used an integrated approach to understand how the brain is involved in the biology of ME/CFS. READ MORE…

Research Digest – July 2014: Define & Diagnose

July 16, 2014

In order for patients to be diagnosed, a disease must be defined. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is currently defined by excluding other medical and psychiatric diseases that explain the symptoms. This month we highlight three recent publications tackling the “core” components of ME/CFS that are important to defining and diagnosing the disease. READ MORE…

Treatment FYI: Controlling Pain

September 6, 2013

September is Pain Awareness Month; we wanted to bring you some resources about managing the pain associated with ME/CFS. For a long time pain was not thought to be a prominent symptom in ME/CFS, but muscle pain, joint pain and headache are common in ME/CFS patients.

Post-Exertional Malaise: Resources for You

May 25, 2012

Post-exertional malaise or relapse is a hallmark symptom of CFS. Here’s how one person with CFS described it: “Muscle wilting meltdown, air gulping short of oxygen feeling, brain blood vessels flayed on a laundry line in the wind, metal rods in the back of head […]