ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, IBS Around the Web

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:

G4’s Ansell reveals ME battle

Jonathan Ansell has revealed that he suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as ME. The former G4 singer said that he has a physical breakdown two or three times a year brought on by a childhood bout of glandular fever.

Digital Spy

Campaign for ME accommodation

A woman who has battled a debilitating condition since the age of 20 is trying to set up specialist accommodation for other sufferers. Janet Gilbert has ME, also known as myalgic encephalopathy or chronic fatigue syndrome.

EDP 24

Things that can Hinder Hypothyroid Treatment

Patients who are diagnosed with hypothyroidism and are being treated for it with hormone replacenment therapy, can sometimes have other imbalances that hinder the effectiveness of their treatment. Things such as adrenal hormones being low, ferritin/iron, Vitamin B-12 etc…, can cause thyroid hormone treatment, to be less effective in patients with imbalances of these and is why thorough blood and saliva testing of all levels may need to be done, to find any problems that prevent the treatment from working as well.

Bella Online

Always Tired? It Might Be…

CHILDHOOD trauma, including sexual abuse, emotional abuse and emotional neglect, was linked to a six-fold risk increase for chronic fatigue syndrome in adults, in a study published on Monday in the Archives of General Psychiatry.

The Straits Times

Stress hormone ‘a marker for ME’

CFS causes tiredness which is not relieved by rest or sleep. Low levels of the stress hormone cortisol marks out children at higher risk of developing chronic fatigue syndrome as adults, experts believe.

BBC News

  • Fibromyalgia:

PHANTOM PAINS: Fibromyalgia sufferers find relief in diagnosis, approved and unproven treatments

It’s been called the “phantom disease” because it has defied the attempts of physicians the world over to treat it, much less cure it. The estimated 10 million Americans who suffer from the malady may also endure emotional stress because the people around them, including family and friends, may write them off as hypochondriacs.

The Times & Democrat

Antecedent Nonbladder Syndromes In Case-Control Study Of Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome

In this important article, Dr. John Warren and colleagues from Baltimore, Rochester, New York, and Ann Arbor prove their hypothesis that certain syndromes precede BPS and thus might provide clues to its pathogenesis. They studied 313 cases of BPS and matched them to 313 controls by sex, age, region, and index date-interview interval. Only 1 syndrome was diagnosed in significantly fewer cases than in controls: diabetes treated with oral medications. This interesting finding has been alluded to in the past, and merits further investigation.


Doctor lays down sleep connection

You wake up in the morning, get out of bed and feel stiff and achy all over. At this time of the year, it could be a hangover. But if it’s recurring, it could be a symptom of something more serious.

The Toronto Star

You’re Too Young to Be Tired: Examining Fibromyalgia from a Teenage Perspective

In the beginning, it was just my arm. The sharp pain that coursed through from shoulder to elbow to fingertips would strike at the oddest times. I wasn’t especially athletic, and although I spent a lot of time at the computer, I didn’t see how that could be enough to engender this hot, sporadic pulse.

Associated Content/Kyla Perry

Fibromyalgia Friendly Diets

We have begun a new year, and this is the time that many make their New Year Resolutions. Usually, losing weight is at the top of the list. Before I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, weight wasn’t an issue for me. I always maintained a 130 lb. figure.

Bella Online

4 Interview Questions to Ask to Determine a Good Fibromyalgia Specialist

For some people interviewing a doctor seems inappropriate and downright scary. How can a person like you who knows nothing about medical knowledge have the courage to interview a professional doctor? One thing that is clear about you is: you are a person who requires medical assistance and you should find a proper doctor for effective treatment.

Associated Content/Randy White

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome:

Caring For Your Incision After Surgery

Sugery Guide Jennifer Heisler, RN, has a great resource that will be especially useful to anyone who is going to undergo surgery. Sadly, that includes a fair number of us who have IBD. Jennifer discusses the basics of incision care and how it works both in the hospital and at home. Read more about caring for surgical incisions.

Adjust your diet for irritable bowel syndrome

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I wonder if you could give me information on irritable bowel syndrome? I am 67 and have struggled with it for years. What diet is most effective for it? I believe the nervous system plays a part in it. Do you?

Times Union

Peppermint oil for IBS

Tired of enriching Big Pharma, trying one medication after another for your irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with disappointing results? (Enriching Big Pharma is annoying as hell on general principles. But it’s really depressing to spend half a paycheck on something that’s just making you sick in some other way than your reason for taking the drug.)

Woodstock Times

Chronic gastrointestinal symptoms in Korean population

Chronic gastrointestinal symptoms are highly prevalent in different geographic populations and cause various gastrointestinal symptoms that greatly inconvenience the lives of those affected. Examples include GERD, uninvestigated dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome, and chronic constipation.

Huliq News

Irritable bowel and your diet

Dear Dr. Donohue: I wonder if you could give me information on irritable bowel syndrome. I am 67 and have struggled with it for years. What diet is most effective for it? I believe the nervous system plays a part in it. Do you? There are times when I have no control, and it is very upsetting. — M.K.

Herald Tribune

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