Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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Can dysbiosis kill?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by stevesayshi, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. stevesayshi


    Just curious. My mental and physical symptoms seemed to start to accumulate around the time my ... BMs began smelling so bad they burned my eyes. Not exaggerating. Doesn't seem to matter much what I eat, and I haven't been able to correct with probiotics or garlic or anything like that.

    At the time I assumed it was a coincidental part of the disease process. However, just now, I saw a bunch of posts from a while back about the hydrogen sulfide connection and several articles pointing out that H2S is neuro- and mitotoxic. It's metabolized in the liver, but I damaged my liver to a moderate extent from a combo of antifungal + beer, and have been very hepatic-drug sensitive since.

    I've gone from a reasonably healthy 30 something to a poorly maintained 70 year old in a matter of months. I can't help but wonder if dysbiosis could take a person out. Thoughts?
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2014
  2. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

    Clostridium difficile infection of the gut kills around 14,000 people in the US each year, but that is not dysbiosis.

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