Reprinted with the kind permission of Claudia Gillberg and Utting-Wolff Spouts.
By Claudia Gillberg
There is an ongoing debate in the ME community regarding whether or not sufferers should be encouraged to keep quiet about their plight because certain medical professionals are ‘laughing at them’.
I am disturbed by attempts to silence various forms of expression concerning the suffering of ill people.
One tenet of every profession is to act and behave with integrity and to do no harm, that includes more professions than the medical, for... [Read More]
The song "Helter Skelter" (originally by The Beatles) often goes through my mind when I go from feeling fine one day to being badly crashed the next. It resonates with my sense of climbing up only to find myse...
This article originally appeared on The Last Word on Nothing. Reprinted with the kind permission of Brian Vastag.
By Brian Vastag, July 14, 2015
Three years ago, a sudden fever struck vete...
Dr. Lucinda Bateman is a specialist in ME/CFS. Since opening her Fatigue Consultation Clinic in 2000, she has treated over 1000 patients.
Do Antivirals Work for ME/CFS? Q: I hear about treating with antivirals like Valcyte, Valtrex and Famvir. My doctor says there’s no evidence that these help. Others claim great results? I don’t know what to think.
A: The term “no evidence” means specifically that there aren’t high quality published studies showing evidence or proof - and unfortunately, this is true for antivirals and ME/CFS.... [more]
The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) and Your Disability Insurance Benefits
People with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) face many challenges when pursuing their claim for long term disability insurance benefits, and the Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is one of them. The Functional Capacity Evaluation is a bad test for anyone who is disabled – but for people suffering from Fibromyalgia or CFS, it’s often a complete disaster.
Disability insurance companies have terminated benefits based on the results of the FCE, so... [more]