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    More evidence that FMS and CFS are inflammatory diseases - Pubmed

    Patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome show increased hsCRP compared to healthy controls. Brain Behav Immun. 2019 Jun 6. pii: S0889-1591(19)30208-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2019.06.010. [Epub ahead of print] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31176728
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    A Cheap and Effective Test for Chronic Fatigue Developed

    Following on other recent breakthroughs, an inexpensive and sensitive blood test for chronic fatigue syndrome has been developed, though is not yet ready for the marketplace. https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/04/24/1901274116 For a good report on the significance of the test, read on...
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    A Blood Test That Measures Pain

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190213142715.htm Breakthrough toward developing blood test for pain Date: February 13, 2019 Source: Indiana University Summary: Researchers have developed a test that objectively measures pain biomarkers in blood. The test could help physicians...
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    Poor sleep at night, more pain the next day - new research

    Maybe this isn't entirely news to this community, but it is further proof that your pain issues are not merely psychological. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190129093714.htm
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    Widespread inflammation of brain in Fibromyalgia

    For the first time, widespread inflammation has been imaged in the brains of fibromyalgia sufferers. FMS is as objective a disease as any other. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180927122946.htm
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    Anti-epileptic drugs associated with dementia

    We just can't catch a break. https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180409/Antiepileptic-drug-use-linked-to-increased-risk-of-Alzheimers-and-dementia.aspx
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    CFS may be a novel thyroid related disease after all.

    This is considered new, though many have guessed it to be thyroid related all along. Perhaps this is just proof now instead of mere conjecture. Anyway, the evidence that FMS and CFS are as real as cancer continues to mount. Chronic fatigue syndrome possibly explained by lower levels of key...
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    Ultimate Source of Chronic Pain for Men discovered - Big news!

    It coming for men at least. It's is all related to the newly discovered D5 dopamine receptor, unfortunately for men only. At least there is a new knockout target that will help men. Effective drugs are expected. Pain begins differently for men and women at the cellular level, research says...
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    Yet another biomarker for FMS and CFS

    This appears to be a biomarker for both related diseases. Apparently, sufferers have elevated levels of lactate in their cerebral spinal fluids. Fatigue. 2017;5(1):15-20. doi: 10.1080/21641846.2017.1280114. Epub 2017 Feb 20. Elevations of Ventricular Lactate Levels Occur in Both Chronic...
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    Stanford University Announces Chronic Fatigue Biomarker

    I am still waiting for the public apologies from all the more prominent voices in the medical community that dismissed fibromyalgia and CFS as psychogenic or "bio-psycho-social" illnesses. We are way past due.
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    Stanford University Announces Chronic Fatigue Biomarker

    Another step out of the dark ages of medicine. Chronic fatigue syndrome: Biomarkers linked to severity identified Stanford University https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170801163145.htm
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    A biomarker for Fibromyalgia

    It sure looks like we are close to getting out of the dark ages of "functional" or "bio-psycho-social" medicine as it applies to fibromyalgia. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28490352 BMC Neurol. 2017 May 11;17(1):88. doi: 10.1186/s12883-017-0863-9. A diagnostic biomarker profile for...
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    More Objective Evidence of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    You may be right. There is now an hypothesized link between Parkinsons and the gut. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170426183129.htm I suspect there are many similar hypotheses out there with a growing body of evidence.
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    More Objective Evidence of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to imbalanced microbiome Scientists identify abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria in individuals with chronic fatigue syndrome, including those with and without co-morbid IBS Date: April 26, 2017 Source: Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health...
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    Objective Evidence of Fibromyalgia

    It seems that all they had to do was look! Evidence of both systemic inflammation and neuroinflammation in fibromyalgia patients, as assessed by a multiplex protein panel applied to the cerebrospinal fluid and to plasma. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28424559 Note the strongly worded...
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