FEATURE ARTICLES – July 16, 2003:
* Interview with Dale Guyer, M.D., on Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia: “Covering the Bases & Peeling Back the Layers of the Onion”
* “Taking Charge of Fibromyalgia” Book Excerpt: Pioneering Treatments
* Gail Adler, M.D.’s NIH CFS Workshop Talk: The HPA Axis and Autonomic Nervous System in Fibromyalgia
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* Support and Inspiration in the Coping Corner
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* Fibromyalgia Society of Ontario Provincial Conference and Annual General Meeting
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Interview with Dale Guyer, M.D., on Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia: “Covering the Bases & Peeling Back the Layers of the Onion”
In this exclusive interview, Dr. Guyer comments in some detail on a number of the therapeutic avenues he has found most helpful in adjunctively treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia (FM). Dr. Guyer also addresses the multi-factorial nature of CFS and FM and how he deals with this complex medical diagnosis.
“Taking Charge of Fibromyalgia” Book Excerpt: Pioneering Treatments
Rosalie Devonshire, M.S.W., and Julie Kelly, M.S., R.N., have co-authored an excellent self-management program for fibromyalgia (FM) patients – their book, “Taking Charge of Fibromyalgia: A Self-Management Program for Your Fibromyalgia Syndrome” is now in its fourth edition (newly revised). Here is an excerpt from the book, which discusses “Pioneering Treatments” for FM:
Gail Adler, M.D.’s NIH CFS Workshop Talk: The HPA Axis and Autonomic Nervous System in Fibromyalgia
Rich Van Konynenburg, Ph.D., reports, “Gail Adler, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is an endocrinologist and has performed research on the factors regulating secretion of cortisol and aldosterone, and how these are involved in disease states. Dr. Adler spoke at the NIH CFS Workshop in June about the HPA axis and the autonomic nervous system in fibromyalgia (FM), and in particular about a study to see if there are differences in the circadian pacemaker operation between FM patients and healthy normal controls.”
RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: Guaifenesin
Paul St. Amand, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Endocrinology at Harbor-UCLA believes guaifenesin therapy can significantly help fibromyalgia (FM) patients combat their symptoms and lead normal, healthy lives.
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Dr. St. Amand’s theory of the medicinal effects of guaifenesin is based on the premise that excess calcium and inorganic phosphate compounds accumulate within cells to produce a state of hyperpermeability. This condition allows excess fluids, ions and other unwanted substances to flow into cell mitochondria, disrupting normal cell function, including production of ATP, the body’s energy source. Dr. St. Amand believes these factors cause the body to experience an energy deprived state, in which widespread bodily functions are disrupted. To read more about the benefits of guaifenesin, click on the link below:
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.
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Fibromyalgia Society of Ontario Provincial Conference and Annual General Meeting
What: Building a Strong Fibromyalgia Community – The Fibromyalgia Society of Ontario Provincial Conference and Annual General Meeting
When: August 14-17th, 2003
Where: Grenville Christian College in Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Purpose: Bringing together people with fibromyalgia, their families, friends, and treatment professionals to educate and empower.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Manfred Harth, St. Joseph’s Health Care Center, London, Ontario, on “Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Biological, psychological, and social aspects.”
Discussions include: Issues in disability, leadership in self-help and support groups, research indicatives.
Registration fee: $35 members, $50 non-members, $60 membership and registration combined.
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