Reprinted with the kind permission of ME Research UK.
The Royal Society of Medicine in London hosted a meeting on ‘ME/CFS: Frontiers‘ on March 18th 2015. The aim was to give delegates, all members of the Royal Society of Medicine, “a rare opportunity to learn about ME/CFS from a clinical, scientific and political perspective.” Speakers included Dr Charles Shepherd of the ME Association; Anna Gregorowski, a Nurse Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital; Dr Luis Nacul of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and Dr Gabrielle Murphy from... [Read More]
While we don’t know the causes and there are no cures for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, we do know some of the triggers that can affect these disorders. Stress and anger are negat...
With over 35 years of experience treating ME/CFS and FM patients, Dr. Lapp is an internationally recognized expert in the field.
Do I have to live the rest of my life like this? Q: Do I have to live the rest of my life like this?
A: ME/CFS is considered a chronic illness, but longitudinal studies suggest that 17-64% of adult PWCs improve, less than 10% fully recover. The improvement rate is even better for adolescents with ME/CFS. The current standard of therapy is to treat sleep and pain issues first, then address co-morbidities or other health... [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]