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Comorbid Conditions: The Alphabet Soup of CFS

Friday 22 October 2010

SolveCFS: 2010 Webinar SeriesThe CFIDS Association of America has announced its next "webinar":

Comorbid Conditions: The Alphabet Soup Of CFS

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Registration page:


Throw in endometriosis, Lyme disease, Shojren’s syndrome and vulvodynia, and you’ve got a veritable alphabet soup of conditions that often accompany chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

(Those other initials? FM = fibromyalgia. GWS = Gulf War syndrome. IBS = irritable bowel syndrome. IC = interstitial cystitis. MCS = multiple chemical sensitivity. TMJ = temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders.)

Join internist Dr. Morris Papernik of ProHealth Physicians Group and Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn., for a discussion of CFS’s comorbid conditions, or those illnesses or disorders that are present in addition to a primary disease or disorder. Unfortunately, people with CFS often suffer from more than CFS alone. Dr. Papernik will share information about the most common comorbid conditions found in CFS patients, together with tips for dealing with multiple disorders.

Dr. Papernik is board certified in internal medicine. He works to educate health practitioners, as well as the lay public, about chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia. He is a member of the faculty of the University of Connecticut Medical School. Dr. Papernik is one of only four doctors in the country currently serving on the federal Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee of the Department of Health and Human Services.


Our webinar series continues on Thurs., Nov. 11, join Dr. Lucinda Bateman, founder of The Fatigue Consultation Clinic in Salt Lake City to learn some strategies to enhance communication with your medical team and avoid leaving the doctor's office feeling frustrated and depressed. "DOC TALK: Communicating with your health care team about CFS." Register at

On Thurs., Nov. 18, join us for "Minimizing Relapses: Pacing Yourself Through the Holidays." Dr. Bruce Campbell, executive director and founder of the CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help program, will give an overview of pacing, focusing on understanding limits and learning pacing strategies. He will also describe practical ways to use pacing to enjoy the holidays and other special events. And Dr. Dane B. Cook, assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Kinesiology, will discuss the research on acute exercise in CFS from an exercise physiology perspective and from a patient perspective. Register at

The above originally appeared here.



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