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Botulinum Toxin for FM; Heart Rate & CFS; Advice for CFS & FM Caregivers

FEATURES – February 12, 2003:

* Research: Botulinum Toxin in Pain Management of Soft Tissue Syndromes Including Fibromyalgia & Myofascial Pain Syndrome

* Research: A Measure of Heart Rate Variability Is Sensitive to Orthostatic Challenge in Women with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

* Advice for Caregivers and Spouses of Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

* Maximum Wellness Formula

SUPPORT and COPING

* Support and Inspiration in the Coping Corner

* Got Questions? Here are Answers…Find them in our Chat Room

ANNOUNCEMENTS

* ImmuneSupport.com Webmaster Tools & Link Exchange Programs

ENDNOTES

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Feature Articles

Botulinum Toxin in Pain Management of Soft Tissue Syndromes Including Fibromyalgia & Myofascial Pain Syndrome

According to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, “botulinum toxin is approved for the treatment of muscle overactivity associated with several disorders, such as dystonias. However, control of muscle spasm often results in pain relief as well. Effective relief of pain associated with myofascial pain syndrome provides a model for the use of botulinum toxin to relieve pain associated with other types of soft-tissue syndromes, such as fibromyalgia.”

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1292 [1]

A Measure of Heart Rate Variability Is Sensitive to Orthostatic Challenge in Women with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

According to researchers at the New Jersey Medical School and the University of Tokyo, the use of symptoms generated by head up tilt (HUT) is not a useful tool in identifying Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). In this study, the researchers investigated whether heart rate variability (HRV) assessed early during HUT might be useful in identifying patients with CFS.

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1293 [2]

Advice for Caregivers and Spouses of Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia

Eunice Beck, R.N., writes, “As a caregiver of a PWC (Person with CFIDS), you may be required to fight with health care insurers, disability insurers, and physicians, so take the time to educate yourself about the illness. Not only does learning everything you can about CFIDS help you to educate others, it will help you to better understand what your loved one is facing.”

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1294 [3]

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: Maximum Wellness Formula

A UCLA research team has discovered that a popular health supplement and antioxidant vitamins may help prevent atherosclerosis, or blockage of the blood vessels. The findings are reported in the Jan. 13 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

“Our findings suggest that people who take dietary supplements of L-arginine, an amino acid, and antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, might be at a lower risk for atherosclerosis and heart disease,” said Dr. Louis J. Ignarro, a 1998 Nobel laureate in medicine and UCLA professor of molecular and medical pharmacology. “This is significant because cardiovascular disease is still the No. 1 cause of death in the United States.” To read about this promising new research, click on the link below:

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1295 [4]

Support and Inspiration in the Coping Corner!

Dealing with the day-to-day struggles of living with a chronic illness can be trying. Coping Corner is the spot where you can find the online support you need to get through your day. Featuring personal stories, advice columnist Eunice Beck, RN, book reviews, and more.

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1298 [5]

Got Questions? Here Are Answers…

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If you’re feeling chattier, go to the chat room and ‘talk’ to others in real time. You can let people know when you’ll be there by posting a note to the message boards.

Just click on the link below to find friends and support in the message boards and chat room:

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ImmuneSupport.com Webmaster Tools & Link Exchange Programs

Pro Health is happy to announce our new CFS & FM Webmaster Tools & Link Exchange Programs at ImmuneSupport.com! We have designed these features to enable CFS & FM sites all over the world to get connected so we can work together to share important information and resources with our readers.

We invite webmasters to post headlines for the latest CFS & FM treatments and breaking news on your websites (linking to the complete content), in addition to linking to CFS & FM events, chat forums and message boards. We also invite CFS and FM related websites to link with us. To learn more about these programs, click on the link below:

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About ImmuneSupport.com

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