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How would this apply if ours is autoimmune?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by sillysocks84, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. sillysocks84

    sillysocks84 Senior Member

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    Researchers have had some success treating autoimmune disease as if it is an allergy. By adding more myelin to ms patients, slowly the body quits attacking myelin for a bit. They think they can take this research further and that it implicates all disease of this kind.

    http://www.healthline.com/health-news/off-switch-for-autoimmune-diseases-090514

    How would this apply to people like us at pr?
     
  2. Mary

    Mary Senior Member

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    I don't know the answer to your question, but it's definitely an interesting take on treating autoimmune conditions.

    Here's another protocol which goes after AI conditions using allergen treatments:

    http://www.townsendletter.com/April2012/allergen0412.html
     
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    http://www.livescience.com/23938-overactive-immune-system-depression.html

    This suggests, and I have not found a properly published peer reviewed paper yet but I haven't really gone looking, that some cases of depression are an allergic reaction to brain inflammation from an over-reaction to benign stimuli.

    The idea that we can have an allergic reaction to inflammatory processes is not new, but its also far from proven.

    I would suggest though that the inflammation pattern, if indeed it deserves to be called inflammation, would be very different in these depressed patients than in ME.
     
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    It is likely that we have to identify the immune target before proper treatment. Otherwise we will most likely need a severe drug regime. Rituximab could indeed work, but if this theory is relevant then Rituximab might not permanently reverse symptoms.
     
  5. simlaw2

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    The research of the microbiome by Mark Lyte would suggest that microbes influence the blood brain barrier as well as the gut lining and certainly appear to affect mood. They are also implicated in the production of brain chemicals among other things.
    I think in the long term this type of research will be our best bet for effective treatment but in his own words its a long way off, (isn't everything).
     

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