ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Around the Web

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  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:

Sick & Tired Together

Most of the 15 people gathered for a support group this month did not look sick. But when they began to talk about their common conditions, the list of symptoms went on and on. Pain, fatigue, depression. Insomnia, nausea, headaches. Muscle spasms, ringing in the ears and sensitivity to heat, cold or light. Dr. Charles Lapp has heard all of this before. He’s medical director of the Hunter-Hopkins Center, a Charlotte clinic that focuses on patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Many group members are his patients.

News Observer

FDA Watchlist – HEB

Due to the explosive demand for BioPharma companies pending Food and Drug Approval on new and innovative drugs, I will begin focusing on companies which are a few weeks away from their reviews. Taking notice of the recent 3000%, and 1000% over night gains respectively of TTNP and VNDA, the risk versus rewards leans well towards the positive end on these choices.

PR-Inside

Help is at hand for parents of chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers

PARENTS of children with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome are being urged to join a recently formed support group. Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) or CFS is a chronic disabling illness with many complex symptoms, which vary from person-to-person. They fluctuate, sometimes daily, and can be severely disabling. The most common are: fatigue, pain and cognitive impairment.

iomtoday.com

Story at Center of ME Campaign

THE pain and strain of living with an illness which brings overwhelming exhaustion is being outlined through a new campaign with a York woman’s story at its centre. Alison Bramley has battled myalgic encephalomyelitis †more commonly known as ME or chronic fatigue syndrome †for years and admits it can leave her struggling to cope.

The Press

ME Sufferers Reach Out to Raise Awareness

A NEW support group has been formed to help the estimated 100-plus ME sufferers in the Borders, writes Andrew Keddie. And it hopes to raise the profile of the neurological illness, which hits the central nervous and immune systems, at two fundraising events next week. These will be held in Kelso on Tuesday, which has been designated International ME Awareness Day.

Southern Reporter

  • Fibromyalgia:

Managing Fibromyalgia

It’s often misdiagnosed and misunderstood, even by doctors. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain illness, and it affects about 10 million Americans. You never know where it’s going to show up in your body,” said Marilyn Morrison. “One day it’s in your wrists, then two days later it’s in your knees.” Morrison has suffered with fibromyalgia for 19 years. She is currently seeing a physical therapist due to a recent flare up.

Upper Michigans Source

Living With Fibromyalgia

“Imagine waking up every morning,” Amy Shephard says, “with a 103-degree fever and flu-like symptoms. Your body aches, you’re exhausted.”
Shepherd suffers from fibromyalgia. She talks to FOX 7 News, while bouncing around in a swimming pool. She says water aerobics and stretching help her deal with her symptoms. “I still want to run. But I can’t run anymore, it will cause a flareup.”

My Fox Austin

Fibromyalgia Affects Everyone

On Tuesday, area residents will join millions of people worldwide to observe Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. Led by the National Fibromyalgia Association, the theme for this year’s campaign is “Fibromyalgia Affects Everyone” and focuses on the far-reaching effects of this common, chronic pain disorder – from broken lives to the economic costs for patients and society. As part of this observance, the local Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Gulf War Syndrome Support Group will be offering programs throughout the month of May.

The Journal

Harley Street Doctor Guest

MEMBERS of the Sheffield ME Group will hear a presentation by Harley Street practitioner Ashok Gupta at their annual general meeting on Saturday.
The doctor will talk about his therapy programme and medical research which seems to indicate that ME and Fibromyalgia are caused by abnormalities deep in the unconscious brain.

The Star

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