Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Firestormm, Mar 3, 2013.
Don't hear very much from this charity:
ProHealth.com * March 2, 2013
The study will cost over two hundred and thirty thousand pounds.
~Source: The CFS Research Foundation
Really glad to see this in the UK - terrific!
This sounds very good!
I'd still like to see more research into Rituximab... but all serious research is welcome (god knows we don't get enough) so very excited to hear about this!
This is an interesting follow on from the research into how people with FMS process pain. High Res Spect scans showed that people with FMS have bizarre patterns for pain showing...well... that it bloomin' hurts.
I remember the Science Mag thingy reporting on it with a sort of shock "People with FMS really are in pain!" The undertone of 'patients aren't lying fancy that' was irritating, but the images were amazing.
It's what started Patrick Woods down the road of seeing if fibro is really a flavour of hyper POTS - which he seems to have shown it is, as far as I can tell.
So could ME/cfs pain be HPA axis related too I wonder?
I'll wait and see.
okay so I'm probably an old sour guts - pain is an important aspect of the illness but its not where I would start, I'm sure many would disagree but thats okay too.............
I haven't seen any evidence that the brain handles pain signals differently in ME, nor do I think there is a reason to expect this.
It is not what the psychs claim but I am pretty sure it does because of acetylcholine system disturbance.
I need to dubble stimulate the a7nAchR with nicotine and levamisole to decrease painlevels.
Acetylcholine decreases pain perception somewhat, but that is the case in people without ME as well. It does not follow that the perception was originally too strong.
For me perception is waarneming/gewaarwording. Do you agree with that?
Healthy people do not need to stimulate the receptor.
When the acetylcholine system is disturbed the brain has to handle it different.
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