Solve ME/CFS had a conversation with Vicky Whittemore of the US National Institutes of Health today regarding some pressing issues, in particular the participation of Brian Walitt in the study and the NIH’s plans for patient involvement.
Dr. Whittemore was receptive to Solve ME/CFS’s opposition to Dr. Walitt’s participation in the study, but said that she has no role in the study design or staffing; that rests with Dr. Nath. Solve reiterated the importance of patient participation to avoid similar missteps.
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Welcome to June’s #FacetsOfME! Facets of ME is an educational feature where we dive into a particular aspect (or facet) of ME and explore it more in depth. This month we are focusing on temperature dysregulation- heat and cold intolerance. It is surprising how difficult this symptom can be to manage until you experience it.