The 12th Invest in ME Conference, Part 1
OverTheHills presents the first article in a series of three about the recent 12th Invest In ME international Conference (IIMEC12) in London.
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Any investigation of post-exertion malaise?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by pcmenten, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. pcmenten

    pcmenten

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    Just curious. Now that ME/CFS is recognized as having a physiological cause, I'm wondering what has been done to better characterize the causes of PEM. Seems like measuring the various symptoms might suggest a cause.
     
  2. Diwi9

    Diwi9 Senior Member

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    From Dr. Lapp's summary of the 12th IACFS/ME conference (http://www.prohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=30095):

     
  3. Wishful

    Wishful Senior Member

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    That study sounds a bit flakey to me. Those seem to be very minor differences measured. Maybe it's real, but maybe it's just a side-effect of not having the mental energy to do the exercises properly. I probably use my muscles less efficiently while experiencing PEM just because I'm ignoring the feedback from my muscles.

    What I'd like to see is a complete profile of cytokines, kynurenines, mitochondrial function, and everything else measurable in serum--and more importantly--CSF.
     
  4. RYO

    RYO Senior Member

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    The NIH intra mural study on ME/CFS will closely examine PEM. You can read about details of study in other threads. There is also youtube video - SolveCFS webinar with Dr. Avindra Nath who is the principal investigator for the study.
     
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