5 Ways to Get More Done Despite Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome can drain your energy and make simple everyday tasks feel like a chore; to the point where living a healthy and productive life feels nearly impossible. There are different … [Read more...]

From One Chronic Condition to Another: Fatigue-Fighting Tips from the Multiple Sclerosis Community

Many chronic conditions have a symptom in common: fatigue. Even individuals without a diagnosis frequently suffer from fatigue due to sleep difficulties, stress, low energy levels, and poor nutrition. … [Read more...]

New Consensus Criteria for ME/CFS

The following is information and news published by Kim McCleary, the President of the CFIDS Association of America on the International Consensus Criteria Published for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.  … [Read more...]

If ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Were On Trial…

The death of Caylee Anthony in 2008 has tugged on the heartstrings of many Americans.  Now that her mother, Casey Anthony, is on trial for the muder, we find ourselves unable to pull ourselves away … [Read more...]

The Struggle To Find Balance In Life with CFS & Fibromyalgia

ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia are so unpredictable - just when I think I have a healthy balance figured out for my life - WHAM! - I'm hit with yet another flare and find that nope - I was wrong - I guess … [Read more...]

A Child’s CFS Misdiagnosed as Munchausen’s by Proxy

When I read Arnie's story that you can read in full at the link I've provided below on ProHealth.com, I was astonished once again at how the medical community has turned its back on CFS patients and … [Read more...]

Relationships: Surviving CFS & Fibromyalgia

When we get sick with CFS & Fibromyalgia, we don't realize at first how every area of our lives will be affected, including our relationships with others.  No one offers us a "how-to" course or … [Read more...]

Messing with Mother Nature

Leave it up to me to try and mess with mother nature.  I should know better that when I try to do something to benefit me in the future it is going to backfire and cause more problems, especially when … [Read more...]

Walking: My Exercise Choice with ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia

Exercise has been a very controversial topic surrounding ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia over the years and there are many different theories out there from different doctors and experts on whether we … [Read more...]

ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Around the Web

Allergies! Oh My! Random sneezing fits for 3 days straight, itchy watery eyes, runny nose, congestion; it must be allergy season.  Unfortunately, it seems like for some of us with Fibro, allergy … [Read more...]

Post-SARS CFS-Like Syndrome

In 2003, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) spread from southeast Asia to North America causing a public health panic and many deaths. Fever, cough, muscle pain and air hunger were the primary … [Read more...]

Three New XMRV Studies Reveal Negative Results

The XMRV debate and studies continue.  Three of the latest studies conducted have revealed negative results.  Below are links and excerpts from each of the three studies.  The first study was done on … [Read more...]

Gradual Onset of My Major Depressive Disorder

  Earlier this week, I posted about my visit at the doctor's office and my latest diagnosis of Major Depressive Disorder secondary to chronic illness.   I have now had three full days of time to … [Read more...]

Diagnosis: Major Depressive Disorder Secondary to Chronic Illness

  The life of chronic illness is always a challenging one and it has never been easy for me and the older I get, the harder it seems to get - not only on me but also on my husband.  He has been my … [Read more...]

NIH Conference Debate On XMRV

Amy Dockser Marcus at The Wall Street Journal has been doing an excellent job in keeping ME/CFS & the XMRV debate in the media's attention.  Yesterday, Amy posted about the latest 2-day NIH XMRV … [Read more...]