2013 News Coverage
CFS / CFIDS / ME - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
FM / FMS / Fibro - Fibromyalgia Syndrome
OI / POTS / NMH / MVPS/D - Orthostatic Intolerance Dysautonomias
IBS / IC / MCS / GWI / ... - Overlapping Syndromes, Symptoms to CFS/FM/OI
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Researchers tie Gulf War illness to brain damage
USA Today -
"Researchers say they have found physical proof that Gulf War illness is caused by damage to the brain — and that proof may ultimately help civilians who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia."
First Physical Evidence of Gulf War Illness Discovered in Veterans' Brains
Georgetown University -
“Pain and fatigue are perceptions, just like other sensory input, and Gulf War Illness could be due to extensive damage to the structures that facilitate them,” says Rayhan. “Some of the veterans we studied feel pain when doing something as simple as putting on a shirt. Now we have something to tell them about why their lives have been so greatly affected.”
Ongoing exhaustion can have multiple causes
Chronic fatigue challenging to treat
Poughkeepsie Journal, Karen Maserjian Shan -
Chronic fatigue patients frustrated with FDA
SFGate, Erin Allday -
"And as of this month, when the FDA officially refused to approve Ampligen for treatment of chronic fatigue, she's not sure how much longer she'll be able to get the drug."
‘Fast’ Progress: Ampligen Activist Ends Hunger Strike
"Robert Miller, the patient advocating for Hemispherx Biopharma Inc.’s Ampligen (rintatolimod) for chronic fatigue syndrome by going on a hunger strike in protest of the FDA’s complete response letter, ended the hunger strike over the weekend. Progress was made, he said,…"
The Principal Is Back
East Hampton Star -
"'I was treated for nine weeks for Lyme with strong antibiotics,' he said. Then, “two independent infectious disease specialists that work on Lyme determined that I never had Lyme. Those antibiotics made me very ill and why I was feeling sick wasn’t being addressed. I was frustrated because I wasn’t getting better.'
'More follow-up with doctors is still required,' he said, 'but they strongly believe I have an orthostatic intolerance. It can cause an increase in heart rate and it affects my blood pressure and I can get symptoms.'
Following his new diagnosis, Dr. Soriano said that he is now taking a beta blocker, a prescription medication that helps to regulate and control an individual’s heart rate."
Selected Press Releases
- Drugs to Treat Fibromyalgia Just as Likely to Harm as Help Jan 31, 2013 - CFAH
“The medical field does poorly with the treatment of fibromyalgia in general,” says Brian Walitt, M.D., M.P.H., a co-author of the review and an expert in pain syndromes at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. “Chasing [a cure] with medicine doesn’t seem to work.The people who seem to me to do best sort of figure it out on their own by thinking about things, getting to know themselves, and making changes in their lives to accommodate who they’ve become,” concludes Walitt.
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