There’s new evidence that mind-body interventions can help reduce pain in people who have been taking prescription opioids — and lead to reductions in the drug’s dose.
Ana shares her thoughts and feelings for those that do not not understand chronic illness.
Source: I’m Angry – Ana Harris Writes
Marie-Josée Ménard, a teacher in Montreal, started experiencing symptoms of ME/CFS in 2010. At the time, her doctor concluded it was severe depression.
A network of Canadian scientists is trying to make up for lost time in the search for a standard diagnostic test and treatment for a debilitating, poorly understood disease that had long been dismissed as a psychological illness.
“It is a tremendous injustice, as we all realize the imbalance of access to proper patient care for many patients with ME/CFS, especially African-Americans and Hispanics. The voices of these communities are unheard, ignored and neglected, and most people are unaware of what they have, and most doctors do not even acknowledge or treat the symptoms of this horrific disease,” Linda Tannenbaum said in a statement.
Two cases of patients with CFS are reviewed with some details of the effective treatments used.
Belle and Sebastian have soundtracked a new film by Simon Bird. The band’s lead singer explains how ME first inspired him to write music.
Jody discusses how there just aren’t enough hours in the day for the person with ME/CFS and her concept of whitespace.
A mom’s tale of her daily trials and tribulations while coping with ME. Her blog contains many useful tips for moms with ME.
Yukey has updated his blog with another great English translation of Yurari’s manga, “Kuma-san’s CFS Diary”
Source: ME Life is Like…
Patients moved from all over the country to Incline Village, Nevada, for an experimental drug. Then the drug disappeared.