FEATURES – March 5, 2003:
* Multiple Chemical Sensitivity – The End of Controversy? Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia News
* Fibromyalgia: Finding Treatments That Work for You
* Book Review by Eunice Beck, RN: Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired: Living with Invisible Chronic Illness
* Glucosamine Sulfate
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* Support and Inspiration in the Coping Corner
* Got Questions? Here are Answers…Find them in our Chat Room
* Make the Most of It! Treating and Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Myofascial Pain Syndrome
* AFFTER Presents a Patient Conference: Fibromyalgia – More Questions Answered 2003
* ImmuneSupport.com Webmaster Tools & Link Exchange Programs
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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity – The End of Controversy? Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia News
Prof. Martin L. Pall writes, “My own interest in Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) stems from the reported overlaps among MCS and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia (FM) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These have overlapping symptoms, many people are diagnosed as having more than one of them, and cases of each are reported to be preceded by and presumably induced by a short term stressor such as infection in CFS and chemical exposure in MCS. The overlaps among these have led others to suggest that they may share a common causal mechanism.”
Fibromyalgia: Finding Treatments That Work for You
Dr. Michael Vesely, D.C., of LA Health Center writes, “When you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia you will understand that there is not a single medication, a single exercise or a single diet that will offer a ‘cure.’ You must experiment with different medications, different exercises, different diets and different lifestyle approaches until you find what works for you.”
Book Review by Eunice Beck, RN: Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired: Living with Invisible Chronic Illness
Eunice Beck, RN, writes of Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired, Living with Invisible Chronic Illness, “This book is not a guideline for physical care, although it does touch on relationships with doctors. It is a model for emotional/psychological care, for ourselves as sufferers of Invisible Chronic Illness, and for those we love and who love us. It teaches us communication and listening skills that are necessary to find our way through the maze of our own feelings and agendas, as well as those of the people with whom we interact.”
RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: Glucosamine Sulfate
In a randomized placebo-controlled study conducted at the University of Western Australia Department of Human Movement and Exercise Science, researchers have shown that glucosamine supplementation may provide some degree of pain relief and improved function in people who experience chronic knee pain.
Published in the February 2003 issue of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the study examined the effects of oral glucosamine supplementation on the functional ability and degree of pain felt by individuals who had regular knee pain, most likely caused by previous cartilage damage and osteoarthritis. Glucosamine is a natural building block of cartilage that helps lubricate and cushion joints during movement.
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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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Make the Most of It! Treating and Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Medical and legal professionals – and patients, join together for a special one-day conference designed to increase understanding and awareness of current medical and wellness trends for fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myofascial Pain Syndrome.
When: Saturday, March 22, 2003 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Where: Clarion Hotel, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Who: Featured speakers are Hal Blatman, M.D., Scott E. Davis, JD, Steven P. Krafchick, M.P.H., JD, Devin J. Starlanyl, Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.
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AFFTER Presents a Patient Conference: Fibromyalgia – More Questions Answered 2003
AFFTER (Advocates for Fibromyalgia Funding, Treatment, Education and Research) present an educational patient conference welcoming medical professionals. Muhammad Yunus, M.D., is the keynote speaker.
When: Saturday, April 26, 2003
Where: Interstate Center, 2301 Market Street, Bloomington, Illinois
Who: Featured speakers are Muhammad Yunus, M.D., Michael McNett, M.D., Sue Nelson, CAS, Jeffrey Rabin, Esq., Nell French, PsyD, Marilyn Myles, MSW, LSCW. Speaker presentations will be followed by Q and A sessions.
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