Archive for May, 2008

Review: Women, Work and Autoimmune Disease

I read Women, Work and Autoim­mune Dis­ease by Ros­alind Joffe and Joan Fried­lan­der a few months back, but for some rea­son my review on Ama­zon nev­er showed up, and I didn’t think to keep a copy for myself. It seems to final­ly be there now, so I’ll put it here, too (slight­ly expand­ed). This book […]

May 29, 2008 · Cyn Armistead · One Comment
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CFS?">Oxygen for CFS?

A research abstract from Dr. Paul Cheney offers an inter­est­ing con­clu­sion. Oxy­gen Tox­i­c­i­ty as a Locus of Con­trol for Chron­ic Fatigue Syn­drome “We con­clude that CFS is an oxy­gen tox­ic state and that oxy­gen tox­i­c­i­ty sta­tus appears to deter­mine out­come in ther­a­peu­tic tri­als and is there­fore, a locus of con­trol in chron­ic fatigue syn­drome.” The […]

May 27, 2008 · Cyn Armistead · One Comment
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Fibromyalgia or Depression?

There are many peo­ple, espe­cial­ly doc­tors, who claim that fibromyal­gia is just a symp­tom of depres­sion. I’ve had both, and I know the dif­fer­ence quite well. They are very, very dif­fer­ent. Being in pain all the time can cer­tain­ly lead to depres­sion. That’s just log­i­cal. There are, how­ev­er, peo­ple who have fibromyal­gia who are not […]

May 24, 2008 · Cyn Armistead · 4 Comments
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Interview: Chronic Pain and Sex

The inter­view we did is up! Chron­ic Pain and Sex: a Couple’s Gen­tle Bat­tle With Fibromyal­gia I’m pleased with it. There are very few, most­ly imma­te­r­i­al inac­cu­ra­cies.

May 14, 2008 · Cyn Armistead · No Comments
Tags: , , ,  · Posted in: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, From the news, Pain

FMS/CFW Awareness Day!">Whoops! Yesterday was FMS/CFW Awareness Day!

I intend­ed to post and maybe even try to get a pod­cast out, but end­ed up using my ener­gy to do an inter­view with a reporter. I don’t know when the piece will come out (it wasn’t for aware­ness day–that was just an amus­ing coin­ci­dence), but I’ll let you know when/if I hear any­thing. She […]

May 13, 2008 · Cyn Armistead · No Comments
Tags: ,  · Posted in: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia