Hunting down the cause of ME/CFS & other challenging disorders - Lipkin in London
In a talk to patients in London on 3rd September, Dr. W. Ian Lipkin described the extraordinary lengths he and his team are prepared to go to in order to track down the source of an illness, with examples ranging from autism to the strange case of Kawasaki disease.
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Vanderbilt Recruiting CFS + POTS Patients for Study

Discussion in 'Active Clinical Studies' started by OurDayWillCome, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. OurDayWillCome

    OurDayWillCome

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    More Information at link;

    http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00580619
     
  2. ramakentesh

    ramakentesh Senior Member

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    In this study they will be trialling methyldopa to decrease sympathetic drive.
    The theory being that the decreased blood flow to the brain in CFS/POTS is a result of failing cerebral vascular autoregulation from an increased sympathetic activity.
     
  3. rebecca1995

    rebecca1995 Apple, anyone?

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    Well, I'm glad to hear that at least some researchers are sympathetic to us. :Retro wink:
     
  4. fairlight

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    Has anyone gotten into this trial or tried droxidopa? I'm trying to get it through my doctor and Orphan drug.
     
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    SpecialK82 Senior Member

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    I'd love to know too if anyone has gotten in to this study. Fairlight, good luck with the droxidopa, hope you can get it. Please let us know how you do.
     
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