New Atmosphere, New Vision: Gibson and Whittemore Kick Off Invest in ME Conference 2016
Mark Berry reports on Dr. Gibson's introduction and Dr. Whittemore's keynote speech, at the 11th Invest in ME International ME Conference in London.
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Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Gatorjake3, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. Gatorjake3

    Gatorjake3

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    What is the best way to go about blood testing to get somewhat of a baseline labs and to figure out if I have any current infections (EBV, HHV, etc) ?

    what kind of doctor would be most helpful with this?

    Thanks
     
  2. lafarfelue

    lafarfelue Senior Member

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    I'm not sure about what testing would be best, but perhaps add a bit more information to the title of your post, so you get a bit more traffic? It can be easy to go past a post if it's unclear what it's about.

    Best of luck :)
     
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  3. CedarHome

    CedarHome

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    Have you seen HIP's Roadmap to Testing and Treatment document? Excellent starting point.

    https://sites.google.com/site/cfstestingandtreatmentroadmap/

    I worked with my PCP (and specialists she referred me to) to do all the tests they could think of (CBC, thyroid, ANA, cortisol, etc)

    Then when those were all normal, and they gave up on me, I started with a naturopath (fortunately I have insurance and it covers ND as well), to do more tests that finally started to show results.

    (Lyme, HHV-6, chlamydia pneumoniae etc)

    I don't know where you're at (presumably not in a city with a special CFS/ME clinic)... Naturopaths, at least in the US, seem far more open to ideas of chronic viral infection, mold, heavy metals, etc.

    You may be able to order tests yourself through some of the testing companies but its probably more expensive that way.
     
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