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The Giardia Syndrome Strikes: Norwegian Studies Suggest Minor Bugs May Commonly Trigger CFS

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  1. Phoenix Rising Team

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    So, from 2010 to now, any results?

    PubMed shows 83 search results for Robertson LJ. A quick review showed nothing of direct CFS merit since 2010 when the above article was published. There are two search results returned for CFS and Giardia. The article Treatment of Giardiasis gives a pretty good overview as well.

    I find this type of study interesting, especially since I had untreated Giardia. But my symptoms went away in a few days time and it was about 20 years or so ago for me. It seems that if the Giardia idea were taken to be cuasitively related to CFS, there would be some distinct geographical clustering - perhaps a preponderance of CFS cases with backwoods Alaska, where I got mine.

    Then, would need to add it to the growing and perhaps endless list of other things that could have been "hit and run" or in line with the "sneaky pathogen theory," as noted. Given it was hard to get a doctor to retest for Lyme and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever - the former being negative at the time I contracted the latter - I cannot imagine the reaction I would get if I asked for a 20+ year old infection from Giardia. Will have to throw it around and see. For myself, I consider Giardia to be a doubtful but possible contender.
     
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    The link at the bottome is not working. Do you know why?

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    Thanks GG, it's because we had to post it to the blog twice as the first time it didn't post a forum thread, I've edited the link to point to the original blog article.
     
  5. Dufresne

    Dufresne almost there...

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    I believe PEM is likely caused by inflammation to various toxins and exhaustion of the anti-inflammatory neuropeptide system, as explained by Ritchie Shoemaker. I've read of credible people recovering from this symptom through mold avoidance. I also suspect some have recovered while receiving TPN for a relatively short while. I've postulated on another thread here that TPN might limit exposure to lipopolysaccharide long enough for neuropeptides to recover to the point that they keep inflammation at bay and interrupt the leaky gut cycle. So, yeah, I think the hit and run idea might have merit.
     
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    Everything Cort brings to his long educated knowledge has to be good to see. (love the graphics thanks Cort).
     

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