Tag: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Chronic Fatigue Sydrome

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ME Experts recommendations for getting A Covid-19 vaccine

The ME community has had a lot of questions about whether it is safe to get a COVID-19 vaccine.  ME/CFS experts from the Center for Complex Diseases, the Institute for Neuro-immune Medicine, the Bateman Horne Center and, in the UK, the ME Association have weighed in with their recommendations on this matter. Overall, clinicians are

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NIH Hosts Workshop on Long COVID – Read the Summary

On December 3-4, 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) hosted a virtual Workshop on Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19. We know acute COVID-19 has an extraordinary number of multisystem manifestations: pulmonary, cardiovascular, neurologic, psychiatric, musculoskeletal, endocrine, renal, hepatic, gastrointestinal, and dermatologic. The workshop’s goal was to

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Scottish Sunday Express Publishes Comment Piece about ME

The Scottish Sunday Express published a Comment piece by Emma Shorter who shared her experience of getting a virus nine years ago and never recovering – as a warning and wake-up call for the government to adequately address long haulers who are not recovering from Covid-19.   Read the article.  Emma talks about how the practice

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Advocacy Update from Finland

1. “Good practise” guidelines for ME/CFSThe Finnish Medical Society Duodecim published in November a draft for new guidelines for ME/CFS for open consultation. The deadline was 4.12 and the final Hyvä käytäntö / Good practise guidelines will be published beginning of 2021.  The timing was good as the historic NICE guidelines for ME/CFS (draft) were published in

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Meet the Long Haulers Developing ME/CFS

#MEAction sent out a press release last week to 300 major publications in the US introducing them to the long haulers who are experiencing symptoms of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), specifically post-exertional malaise. We alerted the press to the terrifying possibility that 1 million more Americans could develop ME following COVID-19 at the current rate of

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Doctor Lucinda Bateman

Meet the Scientist: Interview with Dr. Lucinda Bateman

Dr. Lucinda Bateman has treated over a thousand patients with chronic fatigue conditions since starting the Fatigue Consultation Clinic in 2000. She is the founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Bateman Horne Centre of Excellence (BHC) for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia in Salt Lake City, Utah.  In 2015, Dr. Bateman served on the Institute of

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Diagnostic Criteria: Researchers and Clinicians Survey Results

Last month, we presented information about the diagnostic criteria, exploring their similarities and differences. Click here to read that article. This week, we’re reporting on a survey we sent to ME-literate researchers and clinicians.  We contacted clinicians who treat or have treated people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) as their main patient population, and researchers who study

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