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Fibromyalgia: Based on the current review, it is unclear whether Medicinal Plants or Related Natural Products are effective in treating fibromyalgia

Efficacy and Safety of Medicinal Plants or Related Natural Products for Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2013 (2013). Read here.

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'Recovery' in PACE. The 6 minute walking test and other issues.

Article raising a few issues about the recent PACE trial, especially the 6 Minute Walking Test by Susanna Agardy, read here.

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New Location: Prahran

We have relocated office to a more central location of Chapel Street Prahran! The moving process was a great success, we would like to thank those who rolled up their sleeves and helped us on Friday. See our new details bellow:

Office Address: 2/240 Chapel Street, Prahran, VIC, 3181 

Postal Address: PO Box 120, Prahran, VIC 3181

Contact us

Reception: 9529 1500 - Weekdays 9.00am-5.00pm

Support Line: 9529 1600 - Weekdays 9.00am-5.00pm

WE ARE MOVING!!! Friday 2 August

We are moving on Friday 2 August from Dandenong to our new office at 2/240 Chapel Street Prahran. The phones will be down for 1-2 days, if you would like to contact us please email us at admin@mecfs-vic.org. We apologise for the inconvenience.

 

The role of mitochondrial dysfunctions due to oxidative and nitrosative stress in the chronic pain or chronic fatigue syndromes and fibromyalgia patients: Peripheral and central mechanisms as therapeutic targets?

The role of mitochondrial dysfunctions due to oxidative and nitrosative stress in the chronic pain or chronic fatigue syndromes and fibromyalgia patients: Peripheral and central mechanisms as therapeutic targets? Read full article here.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Inherited common virus, Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), Can Cause Cognitive Dysfunction and Fatigue

The study reports that antiviral drugs improve the severe neurological symptoms, including chronic pain and long-term fatigue, suffered by a SUBTYPE of patients with CFS. Journal of Medical Virology, 2013. Read artical here.

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Researchers develop reliable way to use finger-stick blood sample to detect fibromyalgia syndrome

Researchers develop reliable way to use finger-stick blood sample to detect fibromyalgia syndrome, News Medical, 2013. Read article here.

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ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia incorrectly redefined as a "Mental Disorder” by Danish psychiatrists.

We are very concerned for the safety of patients with severe end ME in Denmark. In 2010 two Danish psychiatrists Dr P. Fink and A. Schröder ‘classified’ ME and Fibro as a mental disorder. Read the devastating consequences for Karina here.

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High Coxiella burnetii DNA load in serum during acute Q fever is associated with progression to a serologic profile indicative of chronic Q fever

DNA load in serum during acute Q fever is associated with progression to a serologic profile indicative of chronic Q fever. Read here.

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Sleep-specific phenotypes in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome? A cross-sectional polysomnography analysis.

Study Outcome: People with ME/CFS should be routinely screened for Primary Sleep Disorders, Four sleep phenotypes were established and treatment should be tailored to the phenotype. Read here.

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