Dean Brantley Taylor

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Dean Brantley Taylor is a US songwriter and producer.

He wrote and part produced the album "Rise Above Chronic Fatigue".[1] "These are songs of hope and understanding for those affected by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia (FM), Lyme disease, Gulf War Illness (GWI), Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and similar conditions. The songs deal with the reality of living with these conditions but the overall message is one of hope."[1]

He lives in Colorado.[2]

Illness[edit | edit source]

Dean states that he developed "CFS-ME-Lyme" in 1993.[1] "By 1999, I became too fatigued to work. I had to quit doing most everything else too. I even tried to stop listening to music because listening made my symptoms worse."[1]

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chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.

myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.

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