Hi, I am starting this thread on toxoplasmosis in the "General Treatment Section" because there does not appear to be a section on "infections," "co-infections," etc. I guess this could go under symptoms but what I want to talk about are verified (and suspected) cases of 'Toxo' infection. Toxo infection is not uncommon but mine went out of control. Not sure why. Most likely immune suppression. I don't know if it is reasonable to start a new section on infections but it doesn't seem crazy to do so if we have sections on all sorts of treatments (for what?). Cort? So, back to Toxoplasmosis, the disease state caused by the parasite, toxoplasma gondii. This was the little bugger that supposedly kickoff the last 16 glorious years of CFS for me. Here's a link to the wikipedia entry on 'Toxo.' And for those of you who find interesting and thoughtful scientists really interesting, here is a link to a fantastic discussion with Dr. Robert Sapolski (Stanford - Go Trees!) on parasitic (toxo) control of the hosts behavior and neurobiology: http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/sapolsky09/sapolsky09_index.html (also author of Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers ) . There is another video which has most of the same info but has pictures and is a bit easier for the not scientific community. I'll keep looking for it. For those of you who are interested in all things amygdala, a lot of this is about toxo and it's fondness for the amygdala. That said, I am hoping that we can keep this conversation focus on Toxo (and when appropriate, how Toxo relates to inhibition - the amygdala). And if you watch the video, yes, I do find myself oddly attracted to cats! I'll post my experience soon.