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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Something interesting about this illness

Discussion in 'Immunological' started by SaveMe, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. SaveMe

    SaveMe *****

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    Perhaps its just me, but I haven't gotten sick (cold nor flu) since this illness began, nearly 2 years ago. Coincidence ?
     
  2. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    Several threads on this one, but it is very common for PWC to stop getting sick for the most part. On the other hand there are some who have a much higher frequency of colds, upper respiratory disease. I don't think there is any doubt that something "changes" due to ME/CFS infection. It could be Th1/Th2 imbalance. Do a search and you should find something and one of them was very recent.
     
  3. soxfan

    soxfan Senior Member

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    I don't get sick either...I have had 2 colds in the past 6+ years.
     
  4. PoetInSF

    PoetInSF Senior Member

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    I haven't gotten sick for almost 3 years since I got sick (with cfs). Then, I got sick twice in the past four months. Now I'm getting cold/flu because: A) I have improved; or B) because I'm socializing and contacting more people because I have improved. Either way, it's a just another one of many peculiarities CFS.
     
  5. Emmanuelle

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    I had flu last month, in spite of being in a "downhill" cycle. It was awful. But both my kids had it, so maybe that really close exposure increases the chances.
    Interesting observation, though.
     
  6. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Are we not very sick as it is?! there has to be a little upside to this damn disease!

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