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07 November, 2022

Exhaustion Is Creeping Back But Managing It Is In Our Control, Says Fatigue Physician

Collapsing in a heap each evening? Struggling to haul yourself out of bed in the morning? You're not alone if you feel a curious case of fatigue creeping back into your life. After pandemic-induced stress and government-sanctioned time at home away from social events, ubiquitous family gatherings and - for some - even the office, humans are struggling to recalibrate to our old way of life. But Andrew Lloyd from the University of New South Wales fatigue clinic says the cure is well within our control.

07 November, 2022

Long COVID: Long-Term Health Outcomes And Implications For Policy And Research

Long COVID, which refers to post-acute and chronic sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection, can affect nearly every organ system and all demographic groups. The high and growing toll of long COVID calls for an urgent need to understand how to prevent and treat it. Governments and health systems must address the care needs of people with long COVID.

07 November, 2022

Will Long COVID Research Provide Answers For Poorly Understood Diseases Like ME/CFS?

In 1983, Rivka Solomon was 21 and attending the University of Massachusetts Boston when she and her two roommates came down with infectious mononucleosis, or “mono.” Her roommates recovered within a couple of weeks. She never did.

07 November, 2022

Richie Barnett: On Crippling Mystery Illness That Ended League Career

Former rugby league star and I AM HOPE ambassador Richie Barnett talks about the impact of a horrific on-field head injury and the onset of chronic fatigue syndrome on his life, sporting career and mental health. He shares what he’s learnt through a 12-year journey with CFS and the vital ingredients to his recovery with Hamish Williams and psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald.

06 November, 2022

Australian Academic Dr Pippa Yeoman Speaks About Her Ongoing Struggle With Long COVID

“Tired, sick people are seeking help from tired and sick people in a system in which there is very limited knowledge.”

06 November, 2022

Green Eyeglasses Reduce Pain-Related Anxiety In Fibromyalgia Patients, Study Shows

Wearing special green eyeglasses for several hours a day reduces pain-related anxiety and may help decrease the need for opioids to manage severe pain in fibromyalgia patients and possibly others who experience chronic pain, according to a study being presented at the Anesthesiology 2022 annual meeting.

06 November, 2022

Irish Council Hosts Reception For Local ME And Fibromyalgia Charity

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Michael Savage has hosted a reception for Bessbrook based Hope 4 ME and Fibro NI to mark the honour of their Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The group raise funding for Bio-Medical research, liaise with all major ME and Fibromyalgia charities and highlight awareness.

06 November, 2022

Understanding Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

An article in Science magazine.

05 November, 2022

Illusory Community Of Sick Love

Drew Maude-Griffin writes: "I became chronically ill somewhere between the ages of 19 and 20. I have not known a carefree day of cartoons and Capri Suns since. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitis (commonly referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome or ME/CFS)."

05 November, 2022

How Selma Blair On Dancing With The Stars Reshaped My View Of My Chronic Illness

Selma Blair is my hero. That might sound trite or cliched, but it's hard to find the words to express just how much her run on Dancing With the Stars after a 2018 Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis meant to me. I too have a chronic illness (fibromyalgia). As anyone with a chronic illness will tell you, it can be difficult not to feel defined by your limitations, partly because our ableist society is designed to remind you of them at every turn — I've had my fibromyalgia diagnosis for 11 years and too often my way of dealing with it is to ignore it, trying to pretend it doesn't exist.

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