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13 January, 2023

How I’m Taking My Life Back As A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Warrior

An article by ME/CFS sufferer Amanda Bouchard.

13 January, 2023

"I Don't Want To Cry Anymore As It Just Adds To The Flood": Disabled Woman Left 'Paddling Around' Flooded Home Over Christmas

A disabled woman has opened up on her agony after being forced to spend the festive period in a damp-ridden home. Nine days before Christmas Michelle Dark, 67, from Cheshire, woke to find water coming into her retirement home, leaving parts of it submerged.

12 January, 2023

What We Know About Long COVID And Our Brains

Almost three years into the global pandemic, we may know more about Post-COVID-19 Neurological Syndrome (PCNS), but there’s a critical need for more global collaboration.

12 January, 2023

More Than 80% of Patients With Fibromyalgia Share Cervical Spine Abnormality

Approximately 83% of patients with fibromyalgia demonstrate visually straight cervical spines, according to data published in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology.

11 January, 2023

The Struggle To Live A Normal Life With Long Covid

Julia Fahrenkamp has been unable to work since getting Covid. Plus Robert Saunders on the link with chronic fatigue syndrome and the need for better research.

11 January, 2023

Five Things To Know About Long Covid And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Scientists are looking into the similarities between Long Covid and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) – also known as myalgic encephalitis (ME). Here is what we know so far.

10 January, 2023

SNP Ministers Accused Of Turning Their Backs On Scots Suffering From ME

Scottish National Party ministers have been accused of turning their backs on thousands of Scots suffering from myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).

10 January, 2023

How To Spot If You're Experiencing Medical Gaslighting

Preslee Marshall suffers from fibromyalgia, a chronic disorder that causes pain throughout your body. For over a year, she fought to prove that her pain wasn't all in her head. This is the experience of medical gaslighting, being told that you are fine by doctors and specialists, when you know otherwise. In this video, Preslee joined the hosts of CHCH News with her story and tips on how to spot if you are experiencing a similar situation.

09 January, 2023

2022 In Review: Will Long Covid Help Us Understand The Unexplainable?

Millions of us fully embraced the celebrations this Yuletide, after the pandemic put a stop to festivities for so many over the previous two Christmases. However, Covid is still a nasty spanner in the works for many with latest figures revealing that around 2.2 million people – some 3.4% of the population – are experiencing self-reported symptoms of long Covid.

09 January, 2023

Potential New Treatment For “Brain Fog” In Long COVID Patients

Guanfacine, developed in the lab of Amy Arnsten, PhD, Albert E. Kent Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009 for the treatment of ADHD, but clinicians have also widely used off-label for other prefrontal cortical conditions such as traumatic brain injury (TBI) and PTSD. Now Arnsten has joined forces with Arman Fesharaki-Zadeh, MD, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry and neurology, who has long been treating COVID patients with a combination of guanfacine and N-acetylcysteine ​​(NAC), an antioxidant that also is used for the treatment of TBI. The combined therapy, they found, was successful in relieving brain fog for their small cohort of patients. And while larger, placebo-controlled clinical trials will be needed to establish these drugs as a bona fide treatment for post-COVID-19 neurocognitive disorders, they say patients can now get them if their doctors want to prescribe them.

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