Review: Rejuvenation Lotion

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This post is the first time I have been given the product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Continue reading

Are you Disabled?

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On Twitter there have been some interesting discussions this week about disability identity and ME. I think this is worth everyone with ME thinking about. For most of us ME is enduring, substantial & has a significant effect on our life. These are the very requirements of defining a disability. Continue reading

Paradoxical Research Funding

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An argument has erupted this week between UK psychologists and funders that has relevance for the problems we face with ME research. Could a common purpose create a very unexpected alliance to improve appropriate allocation of research funding? Continue reading

Review: Can Post-Exertional Malaise make a Placebo Effect seem like a Nocebo?

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Does Post-Exertional Malaise lead to unusual Placebo Effects in ME that seem more like Nocebo? This post explores my experience of a Placebo controlled experiment. Continue reading

Is it About Getting Better or NOT Getting Worse?

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Is it not so much what you do as what doesn’t happen that determines recovery from ME? Musings in light of the finding of little difference between treatment groups at the PACE follow up. Is relapse more important than improvement? Tips for preventing relapse. Continue reading

Resource: Walking Problems

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This post includes tips that may help you with walking and muscle problems. Topics covered include mitochondrial function (MitoQ, D-Ribose, AMPK activation), lactic acid, electrolyte balance, autonomic function, pacing and adapting. Please comment on what I’ve missed out. Continue reading