It could explain the Chronic Fatigue Initiatives pathogen study results. It could show how an infection could cause chronic fatigue syndrome, and then seemingly disappear. It integrates two of the biggest players in ME/CFS; the autonomic nervous system and the immune system. It focuses on the herpesviruses. It includes sensory nerves, an increasingly hot topic in ME/CFS/FM, and it follows an established model of fibromyalgia.
Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Friday, 27 December 2013
In the study, subjects were given either 30 mg 3 times daily of turmeric extract (curcuminoid) or 25 mg 3 times daily of diclofenac sodium for 4 weeks. After the treatment period, aspiration of the joint as performed and the secretion of cycloxygenase-2 enzyme by synovial fluid's monocytes was evaluated.
You’d think with that many people in pain we’d be pretty far along in understanding low back pain, but it’s just the opposite. The scans don’t line up, the exams don’t lend a clue. It’s a big mystery and it’s a mystery that could have implications for fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and other pain disorders.
Several studies have been conducted focusing on marijuana’s potential to treat and ease symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis – a disease that affects the central nervous system, often causing daily pain and difficulty moving, speaking, and swallowing. A new study adds even more insight into how MS patients can use marijuana, finding that cannabinoids within the vilified healing plant can help treat multiple sclerosis-like diseases by preventing inflammation in the brain and spinal cord.
Those of us with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome should never stop learning. But before you delve into the latest research on these illnesses, it's important to have a strong foundation in the basics. Even if you've been around this block a few times, a little refresher is good now and then.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
... the most revealing insight yet of the fear and hatred DWP ministers appear to feel for claimants. A sullen and angry Iain Duncan Smith and Lord Freud turned up to the Work and Pensions Select Committee last week surrounded by bodyguards and armed police, who proceeded to point their machine guns directly at the small group of disabled claimants waiting to go into the public gallery.
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