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16 May, 2024

Patients Help Develop Digital Health App To Improve Fibromyalgia-Like Symptoms In Long COVID

A combination of surveys and usability testing was used to incorporate patient feedback during the development of a digital health app designed to aid in the self-management of long COVID. Results uncovered the preferences of patients, including an intuitive onboarding process, the addition of a symptom list, and the ability to report on a range of symptoms and activities, according to a study published in JMIR Formative Research.

15 May, 2024

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Expert Says Rise In Stress And Depression Affects 10-15% Of Middle-Aged Women

According to expert, patients frequently describe experiencing widespread body pain, cognitive difficulties, and disruptions in sleep patterns, often accompanied by mild anxiety or depression.

15 May, 2024

ME Pyjama Party To Raise Awareness Of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Raising awareness for any event, especially when dealing with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), can pose significant challenges. To truly make an impact in spreading awareness about ME and to allow each of us to join in The ME Pyjama Party was born. By inviting friends and family to participate in our ME Pyjama Party, we’re not just raising awareness; we’re putting faces to the statistics. Just imagine this : May 17th rolls around, and social media platforms around the world are flooded with snapshots of individuals in their PJs, all united under the hashtag #MEPJParty.

15 May, 2024

Creatine Supplements Could Help Combat Symptoms Of Long Covid, According To New Research

In a trial of 12 people with the condition, researchers from the University of Novi Sad in Serbia found that those who took the supplement every day for six months saw a reduction in chronic fatigue, one of the most common symptoms associated with long Covid.

14 May, 2024

The Woman Who Refuses To Be Beaten By ME

A profile of Irish ME/CFS sufferer Marie Curran.

14 May, 2024

Existing Drug Could Offer New Hope For Long COVID Thanks To World-First Discovery

Patients with both long COVID and ME/CFS could benefit if trials of low-dose naltrexone are a success.

14 May, 2024

Only 20% Of Patients With Fibromyalgia Report Receiving Satisfactory Information On Pain

A survey of patients with fibromyalgia revealed clear inadequacies in pain-related healthcare as well as opportunities to increase healthcare satisfaction and pain relief, according to a study published in Scandinavian Journal of Pain.

13 May, 2024

‘Shortcomings’ Identified In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Guidance

Health guidance which discouraged exercise among most people with chronic fatigue syndrome is flawed and could mean that patients are missing out on “helpful treatments”, academics have suggested.

13 May, 2024

Case Study: Cannabis Might Dampen The Pain, But Amplify The Psychosis!

In a recent study published in the journal Psychiatry Research Case Reports, researchers present the case of a 27-year-old African American woman with a history of schizoaffective disorder suffering from fibromyalgia, a neurological condition characterized by chronic pain. The woman reported self-medicating with potent, dispensary-procured cannabis in gradually increasing dosages to suppress her pain, but with the side effects of cognitive dysfunction, profound fatigue, sleep disorders, and drastic mood swings alongside suicidal tendencies.

13 May, 2024

Patient On Esketamine Had Improved Depression, Fibromyalgia

Treatment-resistant depression with intranasal esketamine was linked to improvements in major depressive disorder (MDD) symptoms and fibromyalgia pain, a patient case showed.

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