• chronic fatigue in women

    Infections and CFS and Fibromyalgia

    I am always asked by patients “what causes CFS?” Or “What causes Fibromyalgia?”The answer is a complicated one. We know that in patients withChronic Fatigue Syndrome have sleep disorders, hormonal imbalances, especially thyroid dysfunction, mitochondrial dysfunction, and viral infections. The infectious component of the disorder is debated amongst the medical community. I believe, as do […]

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    Diet and CFS and Fibromyalgia

    Is there any benefit to dietary changes in patients with CFS andFibromyalgia. As a physician treating these disorders for over 20 years, the answer is a resounding YES!!! I have seen dietary changes work wonders for many patients. But what dietary changes are we talking about. The type of diet I usually recommend for a […]

  • chronic fatigue in women and men

    Thyroid Conditions-The Connection to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    This past week I have had 2 patients with undiagnosed thyroid disease. Both of these patients had multiple symptoms consistent with a low thyroid and had been to several different physicians. One of these patients suffered fromfibromyalgia. Patients and colleagues alike often ask me about the connection between fibromyalgia and thyroid disease. I tell them […]