This M.E. research round-up covers studies published up to 16 June 2017: The genetics of fatigue, Sleep patterns in teenagers with CFS, Sub-groups by comorbidities, Gut bacteria and irritable bowel syndrome in M.E./CFS, Similarities with other neurological illness, Experiences of healthcare: two studies. Read the research round-up
This M.E. research round-up covers the following studies: Faulty pain receptors, What can cerebrospinal fluid tell us? Reporting on M.E./CFS in the media. Read the research round-up
This M.E. research round-up covers the following studies: Potential blood test, Brain function worsens after exercise, Trial of an arthritis drug, Recovery experiences. Read the research round-up
Last month, New Scientist ran a feature on research findings of energy metabolism abnormalities in people with M.E. Although this is the same research published elsewhere, it’s great to see it in a mainstream science mag. Read the New Scientist article
Scientific overview of the drug research updates given at the International Association for CFS/ME 2016 conference, written by Cort Johnson.The drugs mentioned are rituximab, cyclophosphamide, desmopressin, low-dose naltrexone, rintatolimod (Ampligen), and some supplements. Heard through @firestormmer. Read Treating ME/CFS: The IACFS/ME Conference Overviews – Part V
September’s M.E. research round-up covers articles on: Post-exertional malaise, Presence of abnormal biological findings relates to quality of life, Infections prior to development of CFS/M.E. in children, HPV vaccine side effects. Read September’s research round-up
When I shared this article from The Mighty on Twitter it seemed to resonate with others going through a tough time, so I thought I’d share it on my blog too. I recommend signing up to The Mighty’s email list as they’re always great articles by people living with chronic illness. 10 Things to Remember When […]
Here’s a helpful article about the disbelief, denial, anger, guilt and overwhelming sadness we can feel. Read the article and see my Sources of help & information page if you’re struggling with grief and need support.
An article by Action for M.E.’s medical advisers, with a reminder to always get new symptoms checked out. If you’re not sure, ask your pharmacist for advice, as they’re trained to know when something can be treated yourself or whether a trip to your GP is needed. Dear doctor: acid reflux
My summary for Action for M.E. of the research published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, and reported in UK press, which looked closely at the blood chemistry in people with M.E. with a research technique called “metabolomics”. New research: distinct biological differences in M.E.