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Glenn Beck announces he’s been battling rare neurological illness

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by JPV, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. JPV

    JPV ɹǝqɯǝɯ ɹoıuǝs

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    I'm not really a fan of Glenn Beck but I did find this story to be interesting. Sounds a lot like the symptoms that many of us suffer from. I wonder what sort of "hormone therapy" he's talking about...

     
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  2. JPV

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    Here is some more info from the medical center that he received treatment from. Unsurprisingly, they made an assessment that seemed to indicate that he had various food allergies. I think the poisoning of our modern food supply is a huge contributing factor in our varied illnesses.

     
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  3. *GG*

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    I am, and he has millions of listeners, and his audience is very generous to many causes!

    GG

    PS Not sure he would be the best celebrity to our illness, he has made mistakes, he has owned up to them, much bigger of a person in that regard than lots of other blabber mouths out there!
     
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    He listed his diet restrictions in an article in the blaze. He'll be paleo minus nuts and seeds and a few other things. Hopefully some of these restrictions will go away in time. I've never seen anyone advised to go on such a restricted diet. Alcat ?

    The Carrick brain center dx him with adrenal fatigue. They have some interesting physical therapy techniques. I'd like to go to that clinic. ( Blaze article "Glen Beck reveals ... "

    I'm looking for the hormones he's taking.

    I haven't seen him mention fatigue yet. Mostly pain and lack of sleep.
     
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    knackers323 Senior Member

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    If he hasn't had rem sleep in ten years and doesn't have some sort of fatigue then doesn't that change most of what we think we know about rest and energy?
     
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    Just because it wasn't mentioned in the article doesn't mean he didn't have it. He may not have wanted to publicly mention some of the more debilitating aspects of condition for fear of harming his work potential. Also, there is a major stigma with telling people that you have chronic fatigue. People love to accuse those that suffer from it as just using it as an excuse to be lazy.
     
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    I too am wondering if he is a ME/CFS case but who dont want anyone coming up with that due to how that is seen.
     
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  8. Snow Leopard

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    Who knows what he has.

    I would hope that as a result of these experiences, he would become more sympathetic to those who have had disadvantage in their life, but he hasn't shown that so far.
     
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    It's been my impression that Beck gave a lot of air time/voice to the Justina Pelletier nightmare and the plight of Central/South American youth and that he works with some kind of charity/disaster relief group. He doesn't seem unsympathetic to me, though I'm only aware of him peripherally.
     
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    I didn't take that part seriously because that info appeared to be dx after the fact. He would've needed constant sleep monitoring for all those years to actually know that.

    He obviously has leaky gut if all those foods were making him sick. No telling where he got it from tho.
     
  11. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    If he really hadn't had any REM sleep in ten years would he even be alive?
     
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    Perhaps because he doesn't care about anyone but himself?
     

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