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Online Educational Series

A six part educational video series designed to empower patients and their advocates with the tools to communicate with their healthcare providers.

VIDEO 1: Getting the Right Diagnosis

ME/CFS and FM present as complicated illnesses and getting the right diagnosis can be challenging or seem like an impossibility. Learn how to recognize these diseases and other conditions that may play a role in illness presentation.

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VIDEO 2: Activity Intolerance & Post-Exertional Malaise

Activity intolerance and PEM are often misunderstood aspects of ME/CFS and FM. Learn why physical and cognitive activities can cause symptoms to worsen and how to identify and improve the “threshold” of relapse. Review the importance of pacing and realistic expectation setting that can minimize and even improve symptoms.


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VIDEO 3: Restorative Sleep 

Poor sleep is a hallmark symptom of ME/CFS and FM. Not getting a good night’s sleep can worsen symptoms.  Dive into the mechanics of good sleep with Dr. Bateman and learn why sleep disturbances occur and how to implement strategies that improve them.


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VIDEO 4: Chronic Widespread Pain

Pain is one of the most troubling and hard-to-manage symptoms of ME/CFS and FM. Dr. Bateman teaches about the various types of pain, how pain is amplified, and treatment strategies to improve your own pain management.


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VIDEO 5: Cognitive Impairment 

People with ME/CFS and FM often suffer from cognitive impairment that can lead to brain fog, trouble word finding and more debilitating symptoms.  In this class, you will understand the types of cognitive issues that commonly occur, possible causes, and how to implement strategies to improve cognitive function.


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VIDEO 6: Orthostatic Intolerance (OI) Syndromes

OI, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), neurally mediated hypotension (NMH), and orthostatic hypotension can all be manifestations of ME/CFS and FM. In this class you will learn to access orthostatic intolerance objectively, how to differentiate between these syndromes and strategies to manage the symptoms they present.


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