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Hunting down the cause of ME/CFS & other challenging disorders - Lipkin in London
In a talk to patients in London on 3rd September, Dr. W. Ian Lipkin described the extraordinary lengths he and his team are prepared to go to in order to track down the source of an illness, with examples ranging from autism to the strange case of Kawasaki disease.
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  1. jimbob

    jimbob ME/CFS84-XMRV+

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    Anyone else have extremely red palms? Had them since the 80s . even my m.e. dr. was perplexed on this one, and he was big in the field.
     
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    Hi jimbob,

    For the first several decades with CFS I had severely white palms - no colour. All of a sudden, while on very high antioxidant therapy, I developed Rudolph the Reindeer palms. It worried the hell out of me because it looked like a red pen had leaked and it had gone all over my palms. I actually looked for the pen and ink for a minute or so: no sign whatsoever. This stopped within hours, but ever since I have had normal palms, although sometimes they do go a little red - right now they are a healthy shade of all-over pink.

    Bye
    Alex
     
  3. Boule de feu

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    A few years ago, I saw an infectious disease specialist who noted in his report that I had what is called "palmar erythema". Is that what you are referring to? Nothing came out of it but I guess he thought it was worth writing it down.

    In my case, I also suffer from erythromelalgia. But, I believe that was not it since my hands were not boiling hot when he looked at them.
     
  4. jimbob

    jimbob ME/CFS84-XMRV+

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    No, I guess it's something else, but after having it for 26 yrs, must not be a big deal.
     
  5. Michael Dessin

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    Yes...had it for quite sometime...hands and feet...blotchy too.......its nervous system dysregulation

    which creates poor respiration/circulation
     
  6. jimbob

    jimbob ME/CFS84-XMRV+

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    Thanks Mike, sounds like a pretty good answer to me
     
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    Amazing you should bring this up. I was only discussing this with my husband last night and googling it, trying to find out what it is. My palms are very red!
     
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    hi found this at http://www.wikidoc.org/index.php/Red_Palms it's a differential diagnosis list for red palms, it includes hemachomatosis(ironoverload) hyperthyroidism and sytemic lupus erythematosus all of which get misdiagnosed as cfs worth getting them checked out if you havn't already good luck
     

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