Could Medicine be catching up? Make it so!

I haven't looked at the eMedicine definition of Chronic Fatigue Syndromei for a while. Low and behold, they actually said this in the first definitional paragraph:

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder of unknown etiology, which probably has an infectious basis.<

 Really! Go see for yourself. They even mention Chlamydia pneumoniae in the article. As one of the potential causes for CFS. I just about fell out of my computer chair. eMedicine is considered a "standard of care" reference, so this is a big deal. Their lit review on the immunei and other abnormalities in CFS is also quite good. 

interesting they mention CPni, unfortunately the treatment is 3 weeks of doxyi & all better!  I also wondered about their philosophy that FMSi & CFSi are "rarely" seen together.  That means I am a rare bird!!

They have moved over to the right direction.  The times they are a changing Martha!

CFIDSi/ME 25yrs, FMS, IBSi, EBVi, Cpn, (insomnia - melatonin">i, GABA, tarazadone, triazolam, novocycloprine, allergy formula, 3 gm tryptophan), Natural HRT peri-M, NACi 2.5 gm, 6-07 Doxy 200 mg day pm, Azith 375 mg M/W/Fday, 2-6-08 7th pulse 2 X 375 mg 2day+

CFIDSi/ME, FMSi, MCS, IBSi, EBVi, CMV, Cpni, H1, chronic insomnia, Chronic Lyme, HME, Babesia, Natural HRT-menopause, NAC 2.4 gm,Full CAP 6-2-07, all supplementsi+Iodorol, Inositol-depression, ultra Chitosan, L lysine Pulse#27 04-19-10 1gm Flagyli/day-5 days<

From your computer to God's ear, Captain Picard.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.  Mohandas Gandhi

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

I thought this was excellent description/medical defintion and thank you for posting it.  It is good to see a proper definition/description, as they are often very vague mumbles about tiredness - or else very abstract medical jargonese.   Thanks.

Blackfoot

M.E./CFSi 20 years, intermittent.  Wheldon Protocol - Started NACi and supplementsi Sept 2007. Doxyi and Roxy full dose by Dec '07.  First Flagyli pulse January 2008.

M.E./CFSi 20 years, intermittent.  Wheldon Protocol - Started NACi and supplementsi Sept 2007. Doxyi and Roxy full dose by Dec '07.  First Flagyli pulse January 2008.  Changed to Tinii in December 2008.  Stopped CAPi in February 2009 at pulse 16.

It really is pretty good. I like the fact that post-exertional malaise is mentioned.

 

I hope the 'double cardiac capacity<' test catches on. It could provide a good way to measure the impact of the disease. Not wonderful for the testee, but pretty conclusive. 

Ron

On CAP for CFSi starting 01/06 (NE Ohio, USA)

Currently: doxyi & zithi -- continuous; metronidazolei -- 5 days on, 9 days off.

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Ron

On CAPi for CFSi starting 01/06 (NE Ohio, USA)

Began rifampin trial 1/14/09

Currently: on intermittent

Finally!!  This is well written/defined.  But they have a way to go with regard to how to treat CPNi.  Also interesting the author, Burke A Cunha, MD, MACP, is a board member of the Infectious Diseasesi Society of America... think it'll help??? Hope so. 

 

Jeanneroz ~CPN 4/2007; HHV6, EBVi, CFIDSi/FM- diagnosed: 6/07; IBSi, prior kidney infectionsi, food allergies, hypothyroid (RAI for Graves in 1998), Adrenal issues; prior bronchitis/sinus problemsi. 200 mg/doxyi daily & 250 mg AZITH M/W/F, supplmnts

JeanneRoz ~ DXi'd w/ CPNi 4/2007; 6/07 -"officially" dx'd w/CFIDSi/FM; also: HHV6, EBVi, IBSi-C, 100 Doxyi:BIDi<; 500 mg Biaxin BIDi; Tindamax Pulses, B12 shots, ERFA Dessicated Thyroid,Cortef, Iodoral 25 mg, Vit D-6,000 uni

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