Review: 'Through the Shadowlands’ describes Julie Rehmeyer's ME/CFS Odyssey
I should note at the outset that this review is based on an audio version of the galleys and the epilogue from the finished work. Julie Rehmeyer sent me the final version as a PDF, but for some reason my text to voice software (Kurzweil) had issues with it. I understand that it is...
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Great explanation of Autoimmune Disease

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by drob31, Nov 28, 2014.

  1. drob31

    drob31 Senior Member

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    He mentioned that an estrogen drop (one example) can precipitate an autoimmune response.

    Has anyone ever had a cyrex autoimmune pannel run?
     
  2. msf

    msf Senior Member

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    He was a chiropractor, not sure that's the best start if you want to understand auto-immune disease. And he hasn't obtained his neurology degree yet. His mentor sounds much better qualified, why isn't he giving the presentation? Anyway, just anticipating some of Prof. Edward's concerns. It is a easy-to-understand intro to the basics of the immune response, but it would have been good if he explained how inhibiting IL-1 is better than using immuno-suppressive drugs, and how the 'nervous-endocrine-immune axis' works.
     
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    Jonathan Edwards "Gibberish"

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    This is a complete joke. He even thinks that cytokines are white blood cells (they are molecules not cells). This is what you would expect from someone who knows no immunology at all who has been to a lecture and not quite understood it. The explanation is great in the sense that he speaks clearly and sounds knowledgeable but sadly he has no clue. It has nothing to do with real immunology, let alone autoimmunity. We have a much better explanation from Simon on PR!! Much much much better - Simon knows exactly what he is talking about!
     
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    optimist Senior Member

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    Link please :)
     
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    Jonathan Edwards "Gibberish"

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    And it's an advert. After 'educating' us all in this gobbledygook he invites us to his office - scary that there are people who think they can get away with this.
     
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    Jonathan Edwards "Gibberish"

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    Under General ME/CFS News it is a thread entitled immunology in five minute bites.
     
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    optimist Senior Member

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    Merci!
     
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    msf Senior Member

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    Haha, I didn't even notice that he said that cytokines were a kind of cell...back to immunology school!
     
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    Gondwanaland Senior Member

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    Interesting. Even though my autoimmunity runs in my family, my symptoms only started to manifest when I had to stop to take the pill after a DVT.
     

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