New era for ME/CFS research as top cytokine study attracts media headlines
The immune systems of patients who have recently developed ME/CFS look markedly different from those who have been ill for much longer, according to a major new study from Drs. Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig at Columbia University. This shift in immune function hadn’t been seen before.
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Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by JanisB, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. JanisB

    JanisB Senior Member

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    I just filled out a questionnaire about my CFS symptoms. Even for those of you who are very sick, the questionnaire is fairly easy to do and takes about 10 - 20 minutes.

    I'm urging everyone to fill it out for two reasons:
    • 1. The study is being funding by the Nat Inst of Alternative Medicine which means that they are looking at the way alternative medical treatments affect ME-CFS. I think we can make a difference and bring the benefits of the types of protocols we are discussing on this forum (methylation, B12, amygdala training, chelation, neural therapy) to the attention of the medical community if lots of us participate.

      2. The questionnaire has way too many questions about emotional states, which shows that the principal investigators are under the influence of the CDC's vision of ME-CFS as a psychosomatic illness. But there are lots of questions about physical basis as well. We need lots of patients to check off NO under depression, volatile emotions, and so forth to make sure the study results reflect the neuro-endocrine physiological basis of our illness.

    Please read more on my blog of September 29 where there is a link to the website and an e-mail. http://www.cfsmethylation.blogspot.com

    I already checked with the principal investigator -- irregular results on the methylation panel don't exclude participation. They are looking only at normal blood chemistries and CBC's to define participants as having 'unexplained fatigue.'
     
  2. Jody

    Jody Senior Member

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    Janis,

    Is this for Americans only, do you know?
     
  3. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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    Thanks Janis - great idea - I've got to do this. (I need the money!). Thanks again for posting it.
     

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