Tag Archives: Brian Walitt

The #CoyneEffect: Is the ME Community Stepping Up or Backing Down?

I have received a number of messages from members of the community inquiring about my absence from ME advocacy and about my health. I deeply appreciate the concerns and thoughtfulness. James David Chapman recently tweeted: I posted a series of … Continue reading

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Standing Up to Coyne and Against Unfair Treatment of ME Advocates

[Update 5/5/16: For context and background on Ed’s post below, please read my blog post, “Has the “Coyne of the Realm” been devalued?” It describes in detail some of Coyne’s abuse of patients in the ME community, including myself. The mistreatment seems to be ongoing, … Continue reading

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Has the “Coyne of the Realm” been devalued?

[Please also see the follow-up post by my husband, Ed Burmeister, “Standing Up to Coyne and Against Unfair Treatment of ME Advocates.”] A recent addition to the ME advocacy community, Dr. James Coyne, has been celebrated as a savior of ME … Continue reading

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Brian Walitt’s Radical Bias: Disorders of Subjective Perception, ME/CFS as Normal Life Experience?

NIH has tapped Dr. Brian Walitt as the lead clinical investigator for its intramural study “Post-Infectious Myalgic Encephalomyopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.” (For terminology, please see the end of the post.) Only a few months ago—in September 2015—Dr. Walitt gave an interview … Continue reading

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