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by Dr Charles Shepherd
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Help and advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Re: Help and advice please

I hope you appreciate that the health professionals on this forum cannot make diagnostic assessments or recommend specific types of management, or investigation, on an individual basis From what you say, it sounds as though it might be helpful to ask for a GP referral to a hospital based ME/CFS clin...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: gabapentin
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

Re: gabapentin

I would not say that gabapentin is commonly used to treat pain in ME/CFS but it is an option that can be considered for moderate to severe pain, especially where this has a neuropathic (nerve pain) quality, that has not responded to other approaches. Gabapentin has also been assessed in the closely ...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: New aches and pains
Replies: 1
Views: 1288

Re: New aches and pains

Most (but not all) people with ME/CFS experience pain. Pain can occur in the muscles, joints (arthralgia) and sometimes it takes on the quality of nerve/neuropathic pain. The pain can vary in intensity from mild to severe. So for some people with ME/CFS, pain can be the most disabling part of their ...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: medical supportand intervention
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Re: medical supportand intervention

If your GP is unable to provide the management support that you need you can ask to be referred to one of the hospital based ME/CFS clinics that are available in most (but not all) parts of England. The situation in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales is much more difficult because there are far fe...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Lack of treatment
Replies: 6
Views: 2562

Re: Lack of treatment

Helen Without having a better understanding of the underlying disease process in ME/CFS (and research is now providing some important clues regarding abnormalities in muscle, brain, immune system etc) we don't yet have a safe and effective drug treatment for people with ME/CFS. But things are slowly...
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