Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising.
By Cort Johnson
Several studies suggesting that people with recent onset chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) differ immunologically from longer duration patients may have uncovered a new subset. No studies that I know of, however, have examined a subset that’s been evident at least anecdotally for quite some time: the relapsing/remitting subset – people with ME/CFS who become well for extended periods of time only to relapse later on.
While this survey is an attempt to learn more about this subset it is... [Read More]
After months or even years of searching for an answer, receiving a diagnosis can bring with it an initial sense of relief. It is reassuring to finally understand why you have been feeling so terrible and to k...
Dr. Podell is a clinical professor at New Jersey's Robert Wood Johnson Medical School with special interests in CFS & Fibromyalgia
What is the difference between narcolepsy and CFS? Q: What is the difference between narcolepsy and CFS?
A: Narcolepsy is a neurological condition where people have severe daytime sleepiness despite having had a reasonable amount of sleep. People with narcolepsy typically are asleep within less than eight minutes after lying down. Or they can fall asleep suddenly without intending to.
People with narcolepsy do not typically suffer... [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]