ME/CFS & Sleep Medications

There are a variety of sleep medications that can be used to treat the sleeping disorders that are commonly seen in ME/CFS. Most of these sleep aids aren't meant to be used long term but may be worth … [Read more...]

Are You Faithful With Taking Your Medications?

Not only is having illnesses like CFS and Fibromyalgia overwhelming, all of the medications a patient may be required to take can also be extremely overwhelming. I feel as though we as patients are … [Read more...]

Alternative Treatments for Depression, Anxiety & Stress

I was reading an online article from Dr. Richard Podell, who is a clinical professor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, on alterantive treatments for depression, anxiety and stress. Dr. Podell … [Read more...]

Light Therapy May Be Helpful for Disrupted Sleep in ME/CFS & FM

One of the most common complaints from Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS patients is the fact that we can't sleep normally. We tend to have disrupted sleep and we also find that we want to sleep when we should … [Read more...]

CFIDS Association Japanese Research on ME/CFS Treatments

The CFIDS Association recently published information on Japanese research for ME/CFS treatments that have been reported to be effective for the symptoms that CFS patients experience. Some of the … [Read more...]

Cymbalta Under FDA Investigation

Cymbalta, which is used to treat Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS patients, is one of 20 drugs currently under investigation by the FDA. It is under investigation due to the possibility of urinary … [Read more...]

Video Games May Help CFS & Fibromyalgia Patients

I know it sounds odd, but according to this article I read, video games may be what us ME/CFS & FM patients need to help ease our symptoms.  The article states that different studies have shown … [Read more...]

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Beneficial to ME/CFS Patients

A recent review by Cochrane Researchers states that cognitive behavior therapy is effective in treating ME/CFS symptoms. Reseracheres also believe that CBT can be even more effective if used as part … [Read more...]

FDA Accepts Antiviral Drug Ampligen For Review To Treat ME/CFS

The FDA has approved to review the medication, Ampligen, as potentially the first prescription drug to treat ME/CFS.  The drug is being reviewed in particular to treat patients who have severe ME/CFS. … [Read more...]

Massage Therapy for CFS & Fibromyalgia Patients

Earlier this week I posted about the severity of my headaches and neck pain and I went Wednesday to have a wonderful massage.  I only purchased a 30-minute session, but it was so wonderful. … [Read more...]

Pain Medications Used to Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

You can read my latest article below on medications that are used to treat CFS. Here is an excerpt from the article: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a disease that has baffled physicians for years and to … [Read more...]

FDA Approval Sought For Ampligen

Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. recently filed a new drug application with the FDA to market Ampligen as a treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Ampligen was developed and discovered at Johns Hopkins … [Read more...]

Bright Light Treatment for SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as "winter depression", is when a person experiences recurrent depressive episodes during the winter months. SAD can begin as early as September and … [Read more...]

Does What We Say to Ourselves Affect How We Feel?

Cognitive Behavior Therapy seems to be growing in popularity for CFS and Fibromyalgia patients. Researchers are starting to lean more toward CBT as an additional method to help relieve painful … [Read more...]

Treatment Study of Anti-Viral Drug

Based on promising results from a preliminary study, Roche Pharmaceutical, which manufactures the drug valganciclovir under the brand name Valcyte, has granted $1.3 million to Dr. Jose Montoya to … [Read more...]