Between Friday, June 14 and Sunday, June 16, Amazon.com will be giving away free copies of the Kindle version of Broken Body, Wounded Spirit: Balancing the See-Saw of Chronic Pain, Summer Devotions by Celeste Cooper and Jeff Miller. Although this is a Kindle (digital) book, don't worry if you don't have a Kindle. Amazon provides free apps... Read more
For many years people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) – called chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in the U.S. – have suffered from misdiagnosis and poor treatment. Why? There are two primary reasons:
The name 'chronic fatigue syndrome' is not taken seriously by most people, including a large number of medical professionals, because... Read more
A small study recently published in BMJ Case Reports reported some rather remarkable results using high doses of thiamine (vitamin B1) to treat fibromyalgia.
The Story Behind the Study
In June 2010, a group of Italian researchers noticed that the fatigue and related disorders in patients with ulcerative colitis improved after... Read more
For the first time, researchers in Canada have published a set of guidelines to help family physicians with the diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia. The new guidelines, which are laid out in a clear, easily understandable format on the National Guidelines Website, can be very helpful for patients as well.
"One million Canadians have... Read more
Scientists at Ohio State University have developed a bloodspot-based test that may useful for diagnosing fibromyalgia. This is the second study published in the past six months to investigate a potential diagnostic blood test for fibromyalgia.
The earlier study, published in December 2012, measured cytokine levels and was able to... Read more