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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. JasonPerth

    The moderator of Reddit r/cfsme & r/mecfs pushes CBT and brain retraining and GET and bans you if you say something about it.

    Stay away from r/cfsme & r/mecfs It's full of misinformation & harmful treatments. (Like brain retraining)(CBT) The moderator deletes all comments negative about his/her beliefs so you will only find positive one sided opinions. This is what brain retraining pages do. Remove anything negative...
  2. C

    Tick-borne illnesses that look like ME

    There’s an article in the current Atlantic by Meghan O’Rourke, a writer I’ve been following for some time because for years she believed she had ME, and was writing a book about it. Here’s the link: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/09/life-with-lyme/594736/ It seems that she’s...