Reprinted with the kind permission of Invest in ME.
JULY 17, 2015. For a long time it has been the objective of Invest in ME to forge international collaborations between researchers.
IiME is a member of the European ME Alliance (EMEA) and recently EMEA has joined the European Federation of Neurological Associations in order to promote ME in Europe .
With our EMEA colleagues we have also had discussions on forming a European Advisory Board which would allow EMEA to discuss, initiate and fund biomedical research into ME.
This has led to further development of the... [Read More]
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]