February 2020 Facebook Blog.

  Here are some facts from history for the day of February 29th. 1692: Salem Witch Trials                                            First people are accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts . 1712: Swedish Calender February 29 is followed by February 30 in Sweden, in a move to abolish the Swedish Calendar. 1868: Benjamin Disraeli Benjamin Disraeli forms his first British Goverment. He served twice as Prime Minister. 1940: Gone with the wind Gone with the wind wins eight Oscars at the 12th Academy Awards. Winners include Hattie McDaniel to become 1st African American

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January 2020 Facebook Blog.

                                                            January Birth Flower – Carnation. Devotion,Loyalty and Love.                                                                 January Birth Stone – Garnet. Believed to bring the wearer good health, wealth and happiness.   January Named After Janus The month of January is named after the Roman god of doors, Janus, because this month is the door into

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December 2019 Facebook Blog.

                              Craig Woods – Castle Loch, Lochmaben                  John Bell – Site of Original Dumfries College, Heathhall                                Paul Thompson – Dalbeattie Forest. Well, here we are once again, about to start another year and a new decade. We can only wonder what the future holds for all us ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia sufferers.  With so many studies going on, I wonder how far we will get in the next decade to better understand both conditions.

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November 2019 Facebook Blog

So here it is, Merry Xmas. Everybody`s having fun. Look to the future now. It`s only just begun. On a serious note this can also be a very difficult and painful time for all  sufferers. If you have any experiences or tips you`d like to share just add it via the blog or the Facebook page. We need to say a big thank you to Paul and his Iris folding at the last meeting. It was enjoyed by all and everyone got their own handmade card to take home. Hopefully in the future Paul would be kind enough to do it again. If you have a hobby or craft you

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October 2019 Facebook Blog

Welcome to all our new members this month. Feel free to attend the monthly meetings as its a good way to meet, discuss symptoms and basically get a break from the norm. Any crafty people out there who would be willing to show off their hobbies and maybe show the group how its done, please get in touch as we like to add these to our agenda. This month (7th November) Paul will bring his Iris Folding to the group, so if you like the sound of that please come and you may even leave with your own hand made Christmas card. The following is a summary of relevant article/research

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September 2019 Facebook Blog

The September Newsletter was issued, available on our website.  The following is a summary of relevant article/research links provided in September by Facebook members.  Please click on the article name to open and read it. Articles / Blogs Chronic fatigue syndrome: New test in sight.  A Town for people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  Neuroendocrine Dysfunctions in Prolonged Critical Illness: Relevance for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Pt. I: Health Rising.  Neuroendocrine Dysfunctions in Prolonged Critical illness and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia II: Treatment.  You Don’t Look Sick: ‘Having M.E. is like you’ve ran a marathon with the flu and were beaten up afterwards’.  The Harvard ME/CFS Collaboration.  Study

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August 2019 Facebook Blog

The following is a summary of relevant article/research links provided in August by Facebook members.  Please click on the article name to open and read it. Articles / Blogs Denmark: Analysis and comments to Karina Hansen’s journal from when she was sectioned at Hammel Neurocenter.  CBD oil: Have the benefits been overstated?   TRAPPED I’ve spent six years in a dark bedroom after virus triggered ME at 16 – but docs say it’s ‘all in my head’.  Is the Brain Causing the Small Fiber Neuropathy in Fibromyalgia (and ME/CFS?).  How Toning the Vagus Nerve Heals Pain.  Can mHealth Tools, Smart Clothing Help in Chronic Fatigue Research?   Cortene to Move Forward on

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July 2019 Facebook Blog

The following is a summary of relevant article/research links provided in July by Facebook members.  Please click on the article name to open and read it. Articles / Blogs How swearing helps Fibromyalgia pain.  Australian teenager with severe ME describes forced psychiatric treatment.  Why Graded Exercise Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy are Controversial in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy “Evidence-Base” Is Exaggerated.  Post-Exertional Malaise Is Associated with Hypermetabolism, Hypoacetylation and Purine Metabolism Deregulation in ME/CFS Cases.  Advances in Understanding the Pathophysiology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  A Girl Behind Dark Glasses.  The Cochrane correspondence.  Support while you travel or shop.  The National Neurology Patient experience survey.  Good gut bacteria ‘helps

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June 2019 Facebook Blog

The following is a summary of relevant article/research links provided in June by Facebook members.  Please click on the article name to open and read it. Articles / Blogs Quick ME/CFS research update: Dr. Ron Davis speaks to Norway.  Rare Gene Mutations May Be Affecting Energy Levels in ME/CFS.  Burnout is an official medical diagnosis, World Health Organization says.  Abnormal blood lactate accumulation during repeated exercise testing in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.  DWP quietly hands private firms £600m extra to test disabled people for benefits.  Study identifies protein that causes ‘exhaustion’ of immune system cells.  Lyme Disease’s Arthritis Inflammation Trigger Identified.  ME/ CFS experience and disease history.  Introducing #MEAction’s 2019

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May 2019 Facebook Blog

The following is a summary of relevant article/research links provided in May by Facebook members.  Please click on the article name to open and read it. Articles / Blogs A nanoelectronics-blood-based diagnostic biomarker for ME/CFS.  Epstein-Barr Virus dUTPase Induces Neuroinflammatory Mediators: Implications for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  Stanford scientists devised a blood-based test that accurately identified people with chronic fatigue syndrome, a new study reports.   “Just Be Positive!” Toxic Positivity, ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia.  Should you worry about painkiller addiction?   Threading the Needle: Nanoneedle Scores Big in First ME/CFS Test.  ME – The Shocking Disease.  Cognitive behavioural therapy for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome is not effective. Re-analysis of a Cochrane review.  Hope

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