Australian Study Pinpoints Possible Gene Issues in CFS

A new Australian study has looked at nerve cell activity which regulate the flow of ions in and out of cells.  This is the first study which has looked at this activity from an ME/CFS perspective. The ion channels ( TRP channels)  were recently called the “key transducers of nociception and pain”. (Neurons associated with the… Continue reading Australian Study Pinpoints Possible Gene Issues in CFS

The Origins of Fibromyalgia

The neurological basis for Fibromyalgia was discussed by Daniel Clauw, M.D., Professor of anesthesiology, University of Michigan at a plenary session address at the American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting on May 16 2015.  In the US, Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disorder behind osteoarthritis and, though still widely misunderstood, is now considered to be… Continue reading The Origins of Fibromyalgia

New Study Identifies How Disbelief, Lack of Support Negatively Affects Fibromyalgia Patients

Results from a recent study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research indicate that the construct of invalidation as perceived by patients with fibromyalgia includes active negative social responses as well as a lack of positive social responses with respect to the patient and their condition. In this setting, the psychological “construct of invalidation”… Continue reading New Study Identifies How Disbelief, Lack of Support Negatively Affects Fibromyalgia Patients

Chronic fatigue syndrome eased by cancer drug

Dr Richard Fuller from the Dove Clinic commented on a New Scientist article relating to trials with Rituximab. This is interesting research. It states that some people who underwent treatment for cancer using a monoclonal antibody that blocks CD20 on B cells of the immune system (usually used for lymphoma) could benefit from improved symptoms… Continue reading Chronic fatigue syndrome eased by cancer drug

Rugby Player’s ME Battle

This article was published on Thursday 29 September 2011 15:19 – A YOUNG Driffield rugby player has secured a place at a top training school despite battling the debilitating condition ME.  Driffield School pupil Charles … read more

Welcome to the CFS Reference Point

This blog is here for anyone affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).  This blog has been established by The Dove Clinic for the patients, other sufferers, and anyone affected by this disorder.  The Dove Clinic has a site developed specifically to explain its treatment approaches to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) which can be found at… Continue reading Welcome to the CFS Reference Point