Patients Push Limits for Clues to ME/CFS at NIH

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The NIH study is focusing on people who came down with the disease after an infection, of any sort, within five years. That initial infection is long gone but maybe, the body’s normal reactions to illness went into a destructive tailspin. Nearly 500 patients have called seeking to enroll in NIH’s study that is putting a few dozen under the microscope, with a barrage of sophisticated tests few hospitals can offer under one roof. “The ignorance about the condition just vastly dwarfs what we know about it,” said Dr. Walter Koroshetz, director of NIH’s National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, which is leading the research.

Source: Patients push limits for clues to chronic fatigue syndrome – STAT

Cannabis and ME/CFS

It’s been almost fifteen years since I was taken down by a mystery illness. These days I am functioning at about 80 percent of my physiological capacity – and that feels like remission to me. I manage my health by eating a mostly plant-based diet, exercise, stress reduction, some supplements, and daily dosing with a CBD-rich tincture, with occasional THC-rich cannabis at night.

Source: Cannabis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome | Project CBD

How Yukey Passed His English Proficiency Exam While Coping with ME

“If you have moderate or severe ME, it will take considerable effort and thorough preparation just to get out of your house to go see your doctor. This time, however, it was not just getting out of my house in northern Ibaraki, but I had to travel all the way to Tokyo to take the Eiken Grade 1 or the uppermost level of the English proficiency test in Japan”

Source: How I Prepared for an English Proficiency Test in Tokyo as an ME patient