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Increase Viral Load?

Discussion in 'XMRV Testing, Treatment and Transmission' started by Stone, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Stone

    Stone Senior Member

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    What kind of things would theoretically increase a person's viral load of XMRV assuming of course that they are XMRV positive?

    A cold?

    Exercise?

    Thinking murine-related thoughts?

    Any ideas or speculations on this anyone?
     
  2. garcia

    garcia Aristocrat Extraordinaire

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    Androgens, namely testosterone.
     
  3. Otis

    Otis SeƱor Mumbler

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    Yep. For me testosterone poured gasoline on the fire and knocked my level of functioning WAY down. For me, is yet another reason why XMRV fits for my disease progression.
     
  4. Daffodil

    Daffodil Senior Member

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    i have had CFS for 18 yrs. until 5 yrs ago, i was able to work part time. at that time, i had a very long-lasting, stressful event in my life. after that, every symptom of my CFS worsened until i became bedridden. i could feel the infection spreading, especially in my head.

    so stress hormones definitely worsen his infection!

    sue
    oxo
     
  5. SOC

    SOC

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    I'm figuring anything that increases immune cell count could increase XMRV viral load

    [my emphases]

    I'd give you a link, but all I have is a hard copy. Sorry.

    I'm assuming for the time being that anything that increases, T-, B-, NK cell counts has the potential to increase XMRV viral load. For that reason I'm avoiding most "immune enhancing" supplements until I know more.

    Dr M says later in the same document:
    Note that this is all speculation at this point, we don't know very much at all about XMRV.

    For myself and my family, I'm assuming for the moment that any herpesvirus infection is bad in combination with XMRV, particularly HHV-6 which is a known progression factor for HIV-->AIDS. So we're doing our best to eliminate those infections while we wait for XMRV treatment -- not that we know if we're XMRV+, yet. ;)

    I'm figuring there's no harm in avoiding things that upregulate the immune system and eliminating coinfections, so even if the speculation turns out to be wrong, no harm as been done. :D
     
  6. gu3vara

    gu3vara Senior Member

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    I can report the same negative effect from testosterone, I was still able to walk fairly good until testosterone and cortef came into play. I was awful after a couple months on them and it stayed that way after stopping.
     
  7. usedtobeperkytina

    usedtobeperkytina Senior Member

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    Red, scratchy eyes?

    You said to think murine-related thoughts.

    Bwa, ha ha.

    Sorry, back to your regularly scheduled thread.

    Tina
     
  8. SOC

    SOC

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    LOL! :Sign Good one:

    Sickofcfs, afraid of even thinking murine-related thoughts in this feline-infested house.
     
  9. Stone

    Stone Senior Member

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    Thanks one and all for the great info, and as always, your humor. Lovin' it, lovin' it, lovin' it!
     
  10. katieann

    katieann

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    Don't use hormone replacing medications, and make sure your metabloic demand doesn't over exceed your cardio-output limitations. :+)
     

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