A Little Poisoning Along the Road to ME/CFS
Looking at my symptoms, many of which are far less these days and some are gone, it would be easy to figure that I'd just been dealing with some heavy-duty menopausal issues.
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The Onset Poll

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by Cort, Dec 16, 2009.

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My Kind of Onset Was

  1. Acute infectious onset (flu-like symptoms) out of the blue - no significant stress otherwise - I wa

    79 vote(s)
    31.6%
  2. Acute infectious onset (flu-like symptoms) while I was experiencing a period of increased stress or

    71 vote(s)
    28.4%
  3. Gradual infectious onset (flu-like symptoms): I experienced a series of infectious events that dragg

    35 vote(s)
    14.0%
  4. Acute non-infectious onset (no colds, no flu-like symptoms) following a stressful event (eg acciden

    12 vote(s)
    4.8%
  5. Acute non-infectious onset (no colds, no flu-like symptoms) out of the blue

    6 vote(s)
    2.4%
  6. Gradual onset out of the blue during a period when I was feeling fine

    23 vote(s)
    9.2%
  7. Gradual onset during a period of increased stress

    24 vote(s)
    9.6%
  1. manna

    manna Senior Member

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    of course you're right about the no anti-biotics for a virus...duh moment, i actually knew that, honest! thanks for correction. Though I'd guess folks with a virus maybe prescribed them all the same, as you might be implying. Question then is, I wonder how many folks were pre-scribed anti-biotics prior to onset and that triggered the illness rather than what they were prescribed for.

    id agree too that vaccines can trigger environmental illnesses.
     
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  2. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    I've certainly asked myself that. I took an antibiotic, despite my bad history with them, because I was not able to take time off from work at that time and did not think I would make it otherwise.

    I am prone to rebound infections after taking antibiotics. I got the Mother of All Rebound Infections after that one. Fortunately I was past my work deadline, because I was barely able to walk across the house. Actually, the second time I planned to (to get to the phone), I just couldn't make it off of the sofa and fell asleep/passed out until my landlady came home from work. I don't even remember how many days of work I missed. Those first several days are completely lost in the fog.

    I wonder if I would have recovered if I hadn't got the antibiotic rebound infection.
     
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  3. manna

    manna Senior Member

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    Hi, this is what I'm getting at. I've heard, more times than I can count, about people who got ill following a virus/infection etc but the question of teatment/meds taken at the time of this onset is never taken into account. anti-biotics, along with steroid meds and the birth control pill, are all top of the list, as prime causes, on the candida questionairres that i have encountered.

    rebound infections occur, imo, because antibiotics make you highly acidic, thus killing microbes, but mild acidity, which microbes love and thrive in, is what's left when hyper-acidity, caused by the anti-biotics, leaves the system. its highly possible that the mildly acidic environment loved by microbes, may not have occurred if there had been no anti-biotic intervention.
     
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