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Pregabalin Helps FM; Ciguatera Toxin & CFS; UK Urges Fresh Approach to ME/CFS

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FEATURES – February 5, 2003:

* Pregabalin Improves Pain and Fatigue Symptoms in Patients With Fibromyalgia

* Ciguatera Toxin and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Should You Be Tested?

* Fresh Approach to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Urged

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

* CLA

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

* About Us

* Refer a Friend

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Feature Articles

Pregabalin Improves Pain and Fatigue Symptoms in Patients With Fibromyalgia

Pregabalin appears to be effective and safe in treating patients with fibromyalgia, according to new clinical trial findings. It may also improve sleep quality, fatigue, and increase quality of life, research suggests. Pregabalin is a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) analogue with antiepileptic, analgesic, and anxiolytic activity.

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1277

Ciguatera Toxin and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Should You Be Tested?

Gail Kansky of an association for CFS writes, “Ciguatera is a fish toxin but until all research is complete, we don’t know if this is the exact same entity as ciguatera toxin. We do know that all tests for ciguatera toxin come up positive in those with CFS that we’ve heard from thus far and are far higher than those seen in acute ciguatera poisoning.”

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1278

Fresh Approach to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Urged

The BBC News recently reported that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome or ME should receive both medical and psychological treatment. According to Dr. Richard Sykes, author of the report and a consultant to Action for ME, a “whole person” approach is needed. He said this involved viewing ME “as a physical illness which can be influenced, as other physical illnesses, by psychological and social factors.”

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1279

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: CLA

A new study suggests supplementing the diet with conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) may lead to better weight control and disease management in diabetics. Researchers at Ohio State University found that higher levels of this fatty acid in the bloodstream translated into lower levels of leptin, a hormone thought to regulate fat levels. Scientists think that high leptin levels may play a role in obesity, one of the biggest risk factors for adult-onset diabetes. To read about this new research, click on the link below:

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1280

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=1282

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

Published by Pro Health, Inc., ImmuneSupport.com is the Web’s largest resource for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia. Since 1988, Pro Health has raised and donated over 2.3 million dollars to CFS and FM research and advocacy groups seeking a cure. Every purchase made at ImmuneSupport.com funds research – as does every purchase made from Pro Health’s Health Resource catalog. Click on this link to visit ImmuneSupport.com’s home page:

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