Saturday, June 25, 2011

Fibromyalgia, M.E. and biomarkers.... 

The study described in this article is very exciting. Perhaps we are FINALLY on the road to a standard test to diagnose M.E. and/or fibromyalgia:

Genetic Expression After Exercise in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The other benefit of this research is that maybe doctors will take seriously the post-exertional malaise phenomenon. I really hate getting bitched at for not exercising at a cardiovascular level. I get especially ill whenever my heart rate goes over 90 beats per minute. How on earth did the researchers get their test subjects to maintain a maximum heart rate for 20 minutes?

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