“I Get Tired, Too” – Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
When you tell someone you have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS or ME/CFS), how often does he or she look blandly back at you and say, “Yeah, I get tired, too. A little (sleep/rest/exercise/coffee/other-unsolicited-bit-of-advice) will make you feel better!”
Lyrica Lightens Up, DTCWise
First, there was the suffering, sighing woman in the first DTC (direct to consumer) ad for Lyrica, a drug being marketed by Pfizer for the treatment of fibromyalgia, a painful syndrome that is not well understood. Here’s the woman in that ad (see “Women Need More Love, Less Drugs”).
Eating Right for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue
One of the most common questions is “What should I eat?” Because fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue are complex this is just one of the important aspects of regaining optimum health. The multitude of “diets” can be confusing. While I do not recommend a specific diet, basic guidelines can help you decide what is best for your body.
Anti-Shoe Offers Workout
Credit the late Hi Saylors, whose name precedes the more famous monikers of Birkenstock and Mephisto at 405 Vann Drive. A companion store is at 2509 W. End Ave. in Nashville. Both are under the guidance of Vickie Hunt of Madison, Ga., daughter of Hi and Lois; and a staff that is like family.
Fibromyalgia: The Role of Sleep
Objective: Fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome is a chronic pain condition characterized by diffuse muscle pain, increased negative mood, and sleep disturbance. Until recently, sleep disturbance in persons with FM has been modeled as the result of the disease process or its associated pain. The current study examined sleep disturbance (i.e., sleep duration and sleep quality) as a predictor of daily affect, stress reactivity, and stress recovery.
American Psychological Association
Encephalomyelitis and Incapacity Benefit
Listening to You and Yours’” Radio 4’s consumer affairs programme, on the way into work today I was following the debate on the proposed government changes to the benefits system. The government plans to shake up the benefits system by encouraging some of the long term unemployed to do voluntary work in return for receiving state benefits. Also included in the Government green paper are plans to scrap invalidity benefit and replace it with an enhanced benefit with stricter medical criteria administered by someone other than the individuals GP (Invalidity nurse practitioner?). Those not qualifying for the new benefit will be moved to a new employment support allowance scheme by 2013 which it is hoped by ministers will be regarded as a temporary benefit by all but the most disabled.
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