Tag Archives: pain

The Wall of Nope

I have reached a new low in life with ME. I call it: The Wall of Nope. The Wall of Nope is not a physical crash. It’s an inability to deal with obligations and necessary things. Here’s an example: I’m … Continue reading

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The Caffeine Disaster

I have a deep emotional bond with coffee. After I regained the ability to drink it without it tearing up my gut, coffee and I took our relationship to a new level. I switched to a Chemex, and found locally … Continue reading

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Saying No

How To Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness is Toni Bernhard’s latest book. I’ve reviewed Toni’s previous books (here, here, and here), but over the course of years, Toni has become one of my most beloved friends. So while … Continue reading

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Case Definition Bingo

Our disease is plagued by too many case definitions, with the Institute of Medicine’s Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID) being the most recent. Our federal agencies are thus far continuing the agnostic position of accepting whatever case definitions are proposed … Continue reading

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IOM: The Big Day

On February 10th, the Institute of Medicine committee will release its report Beyond ME/CFS: Redefining an Illness. The release event will be webcast at 11am Eastern. The report contents are under embargo until the release, although rumors are flying about … Continue reading

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Draft Systematic Review is UP

The draft systematic evidence review on the Diagnosis and Treatment of ME/CFS has been published. This review is extraordinarily important because it is being presented to the P2P Panel in a closed door session any day now. This review will … Continue reading

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ME/CFS Mortality

Does ME/CFS kill? This critical question has received very little attention from researchers, but there is a way for you to help change that. The first paper on causes of death in ME/CFS was published in 2006 by Dr. Leonard … Continue reading

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P2P: It’s Not Just Us

I’ve been asked if it is too late to send an email to Dr. Francis Collins about the P2P Workshop. Definitely NOT! In fact, there is now a super easy way to send that email through a page on ME … Continue reading

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On It or In It?

I’ve been spending a lot of time in bed, recently. This is unusual for me. Usually, I’m ON the bed but not IN the bed. I see a really big distinction. On a normal day, I’m out of bed in … Continue reading

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Hypersensitive

FDA recently issued a warning about the risk of rare but serious skin reactions to acetaminophen. Widely known by the brand name Tylenol, acetaminophen is an active ingredient in many prescription and over-the-counter medicines for pain, headaches, migraine, cold and … Continue reading

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