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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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    Can CFS/ME enter remission after childbirth?

    I'm wondering if complex regional pain syndrome can be related to CFS/ME. Some researchers believe CRPS is just a (much) more violent form of fibromyalgia. Some believe fibromyalgia might be closely related to CFS/ME. Are these disorders existing on the same spectrum? CRPS is notorious...
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    Benzodiazepines and Pregnancy

    This is my first post here (save for the introduction one). Apologies in advance, if I am asking in the wrong forum. I’d love to hear your experiences about being pregnant with ME and while on Benzodiazepines. I am also interested in your experience of withdrawing Benzodiazepines while...