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Phoenix Rising Forums Accomplishments


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This is a section to post accomplishments rising out of the Phoenix Rising Forums

Complete Transcriptions of

  • Dr. Peterson's Talk at the CFSAC Meeting (Oct 28/29th '09)
  • Dr. Coffin's Talk at the CFSAC Meeting (Oct 28/29th '09)
  • XMRV Q&A Session at the CFSAC Meeting (Oct 28/29th '09)
  • Dr. Klimas's 2 Hour XMRV Lecture (Oct '09)
  • Dr. Bell's Tustin, Ca XMRV Lecture (Jan ''09)
  • Dr. Mikovits Santa Barbara, Ca XMRV Lecture (Jan '09)
  • The Dr. Raccaniello/Dr. Goff Talk on XMRV (April '10)


  • New Day Treatment Review Group - for 4 months or so the New Day Group publicly followed 4 patients as they underwent treatment with the doctor that cured Mike Dessin. Negative activities on the Prohealth Message Boards and elsewhere resulted in the group being turned into a private group (August 2009).
  • Phoenix Rising Action Group - Frank creates a mailing list that provides members of the Phoenix Rising Forums and ME/CFS patients quick access to actions that make a difference. (March 2010)
  • "SockIt2ME/CFS" Public Art Activism 'socks' project (aka the AID's Quilt) and a website to house the project created by Creekfoot and her compatriots (April 2010)
  • Comprehensive XMRV+ survey Over several months Kim, Advocate, Julius and other members of the Phoenix Rising Forums create an XMRV survey to characterize people who tested positive for XMRV (May 2010)






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Columbus, OH
This is the best site EVER! I remember several weeks ago (on a Thursday - my day off) and it was down for several hours. It was a very difficult time for me. This is the first place I go to when I have time to surf.

one thing about chronic fatigue you eventually feel better it took me about 4 years but it does happen.


Well done Cort, that's brilliant!

one thing about chronic fatigue you eventually feel better it took me about 4 years but it does happen.

yes but chronic fatigue is a completely different illness to myalgic encephalomyelitis (I have had a severe form of it for the last 16 years with no remission ) - sometimes called by the ridiculous name of chronic fatigue syndrome:

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (W.H.O.) DEFINITION OF M.E. ME/CFS is an acquired organic, pathophysiological, multi-systemic illness that occurs in both sporadic and epidemic forms. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ICD 10 G93.3), which includes CFS, is classified as a neurological disease in the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Chronic fatigue must not be confused with ME/CFS because the "fatigue" of ME/CFS represents pathophysiological exhaustion and is only one of many symptoms. Compelling research evidence of physiological and biochemical abnormalities identifies ME/CFS as a distinct, biological clinical disorder.

M.E. is now being linked to a gamma retrovirus - without medical intervention people with this retrovirus will never 'feel better'