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    Created in 2008, Phoenix Rising is the largest and oldest forum dedicated to furthering the understanding of, and finding treatments for, complex chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia, long COVID, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and allied diseases.

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  1. Pyrrhus

    Is CFS the same illness as fibromyalgia: evaluating the ‘single syndrome’ hypothesis (Abbi and Natelson, 2012)

    Is CFS the same illness as fibromyalgia: evaluating the ‘single syndrome’ hypothesis (Abbi and Natelson, 2012) https://doi.org/10.1093/qjmed/hcs156 I noticed that this paper from 2012 hasn't been posted yet, so here it is. Important Note: This paper was published before the modern diagnostic...
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    Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia are indistinguishable by their cerebrospinal fluid prote… (Schutzer et al, 2022)

    Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia are indistinguishable by their cerebrospinal fluid proteomes Abstract Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and fibromyalgia have overlapping neurologic symptoms particularly disabling fatigue. This has...
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    Physiological assessment of orthostatic intolerance in chronic fatigue syndrome (Natelson et al, 2022)

    Physiological assessment of orthostatic intolerance in chronic fatigue syndrome Natelson et al, 2022 Abstract Background Orthostatic intolerance-OI is common in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-ME/CFS. We used a 10-min passive vertical lean test as orthostatic challenge-OC...
  4. Pyrrhus

    Use of Cardiopulmonary Stress Testing for Patients With Unexplained Dyspnea Post–Coronavirus Disease (Mancini et al., 2021)

    Use of Cardiopulmonary Stress Testing for Patients With Unexplained Dyspnea Post–Coronavirus Disease (Mancini et al., 2021) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2021.10.002 A study by Ben Natelson and colleagues that confirmed the key findings from David Systrom's iCPET study on Long Covid patients...
  5. nerd

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease: JACC State-of-the-Art Review

    Natelson BH, Brunjes DL, Mancini D. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease: JACC State-of-the-Art Review. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021 Sep 7;78(10):1056-1067 doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2021.06.045 PMID: 34474739 Abstract
  6. Murph

    ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia: Definitions, Similarities, and Differences.

    Clin Ther. 2019 Feb 19. pii: S0149-2918(19)30003-7. doi: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2018.12.016. [Epub ahead of print] Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia: Definitions, Similarities, and Differences. Natelson BH1. Author information Abstract This commentary presents a...
  7. Murph

    Elevations of Ventricular Lactate Levels Occur in Both Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.

    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 Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Natelson BH1, Vu D1, Coplan JD2, Mao X3, Blate M1, Kang G3, Soto E4, Kapusuz T4, Shungu DC3. Author information...
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