Archive for the ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’ Category

Canaries Are Us

Have you ever heard of how min­ers used to use canaries to test the air in mines? The birds would get ill, or even die, from bad air much more quick­ly than humans would real­ize that the air was bad, allow­ing the humans to get out of the mine. Those of us who have seri­ous […]

July 6, 2012 · cyn · One Comment
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Why Can’t We Think Well When We’re Sick?

This isn’t specif­i­cal­ly about CFS/ME or FMS, but I found it inter­est­ing, and I think it makes sense. Why Men­tal Lethar­gy When Sick Dur­ing an infec­tion, humans typ­i­cal­ly expe­ri­ence a set of phys­i­o­log­i­cal and psy­cho­log­i­cal symp­toms, includ­ing fever, con­fu­sion, decreased moti­va­tion, depres­sion and anx­i­ety that are accom­pa­nied by a slow­ing of move­ments. These changes, col­lec­tive­ly […]

June 12, 2008 · cyn · One Comment
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CFS?">Oxygen for CFS?

A research abstract from Dr. Paul Cheney offers an inter­est­ing con­clu­sion. Oxy­gen Tox­i­c­i­ty as a Locus of Con­trol for Chron­ic Fatigue Syn­drome “We con­clude that CFS is an oxy­gen tox­ic state and that oxy­gen tox­i­c­i­ty sta­tus appears to deter­mine out­come in ther­a­peu­tic tri­als and is there­fore, a locus of con­trol in chron­ic fatigue syn­drome.” The […]

May 27, 2008 · cyn · One Comment
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Fibromyalgia or Depression?

There are many peo­ple, espe­cial­ly doc­tors, who claim that fibromyal­gia is just a symp­tom of depres­sion. I’ve had both, and I know the dif­fer­ence quite well. They are very, very dif­fer­ent. Being in pain all the time can cer­tain­ly lead to depres­sion. That’s just log­i­cal. There are, how­ev­er, peo­ple who have fibromyal­gia who are not […]

May 24, 2008 · cyn · 4 Comments
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Interview: Chronic Pain and Sex

The inter­view we did is up! Chron­ic Pain and Sex: a Couple’s Gen­tle Bat­tle With Fibromyal­gia I’m pleased with it. There are very few, most­ly imma­te­r­i­al inac­cu­ra­cies.

May 14, 2008 · cyn · No Comments
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FMS/CFW Awareness Day!">Whoops! Yesterday was FMS/CFW Awareness Day!

I intend­ed to post and maybe even try to get a pod­cast out, but end­ed up using my ener­gy to do an inter­view with a reporter. I don’t know when the piece will come out (it wasn’t for aware­ness day–that was just an amus­ing coin­ci­dence), but I’ll let you know when/if I hear any­thing. She […]

May 13, 2008 · cyn · No Comments
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FMS at PostSecret">FMS at PostSecret

Did any­one else see this at Post­Se­cret today? I was made aware of it by a post to .1 Reac­tions there are fair­ly neg­a­tive, because so many of us have had bad expe­ri­ences with peo­ple who think we’re malin­ger­ing. I have mixed feel­ings, though. I don’t exact­ly share the sen­ti­ments expressed in the piece, but […]

March 23, 2008 · cyn · 3 Comments
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FMS and CFS/ME?">Cortisol and FMS and CFS/ME?

There’s been a lot of buzz over the past week about a study pub­lished in the Jour­nal of Chron­ic Fatigue Syn­drome that sug­gests treat­ing fibromyal­gia and ME/CFS with cor­ti­sol (a steroid), based on the fact that most patients have low cor­ti­sol lev­els. I do not have access to that pub­li­ca­tion, but would like to point […]

March 22, 2008 · cyn · 5 Comments
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Pain cures for women; Migraines from low-energy light bulbs

I’ve had these two sto­ries book­marked to post here for a bit, so it seems past time for me to actu­al­ly do it. The best new pain cures, with a focus on women Many women have a tough time find­ing the right kind of relief for their pain –and for good rea­son: Until recent­ly, experts […]

January 9, 2008 · cyn · 2 Comments
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The Syndrome Syndrome

My good­ness. I think some­body over at Home on the Strange might have encoun­tered one of those peo­ple who makes life so hard for those of us who real­ly have invis­i­ble dis­abil­i­ties! Go on over and read the com­ic. I don’t want to spoil the sur­prise!

April 4, 2007 · cyn · 4 Comments
Posted in: Attitude, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Education, Fibromyalgia