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adambeyoncelowe
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« on: June 26, 2017, 10:02:49 AM »

I saw this, and it's very hopeful: https://youtu.be/QHIvcw9SNFo

There appears to be a clear correlation between immune activity and fatigue as a symptom. One third of subjects seem to be reacting to a recurring virus (possibly a herpes-type virus?) and another third seems to be reacting in a way suggesting an autoimmune response. The third group appears to be a bit more difficult to explain, so they haven't, which is a pity. But this is really promising stuff.
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 10:10:22 AM »

Mmmmm.....I think where this research (pretty much all medical research) goes wrong is that viral infections and autoimmune problems, for example, are symptoms, which they then concentrate on. The question is, what is the cause?
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 12:14:00 PM »

Absolutely. But perhaps useful for biomarkers? Maybe it'll help us figure out which patients will benefit from different treatments, too.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2017, 12:19:23 PM »

Yes, I do think some TESTING can be helpful.
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2017, 01:25:33 PM »

Testing here is woeful. They checked for the obvious stuff and left it at that. But table tilt tests, SPECT tests, etc, might all be potentially useful in determining specific areas for treatment.
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2017, 01:47:27 PM »

I agree again, adam.....this is getting tedious  smile
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