New era for ME/CFS research as top cytokine study attracts media headlines
The immune systems of patients who have recently developed ME/CFS look markedly different from those who have been ill for much longer, according to a major new study from Drs. Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig at Columbia University. This shift in immune function hadn’t been seen before.
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What caused your CFS? POLL

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by SaveMe, Feb 17, 2011.

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What TRIGGERED your CFS? POLL

  1. Viral infection

    55.6%
  2. Vaccine(s)

    33.3%
  3. Medicine (anitbiotics)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Other

    33.3%
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  1. SaveMe

    SaveMe *****

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    What caused your CFS? POLL
     
  2. me_is_realist

    me_is_realist

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    It looks like nobody knows for sure.. initial viral infection in my case, then almost a year later stress at school, probably genes helped too...
     
  3. SaveMe

    SaveMe *****

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    I think its a matter of what environment you are in during your initial onset of infection. ie. a dirty hospital
     
  4. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Senior Member

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    The poll is a bit.. Limited. There are other forms of infections, not to mention chemical exposure (industrial exposure, pesticides in ones home etc). There is also slow-onset without definite cause etc.

    That didn't stop me from voting though.
     
  5. SaveMe

    SaveMe *****

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    thanks man,
    sorry im a little biased as you can tell.
    I got CFS after Hep B vaccine.
     
  6. valentinelynx

    valentinelynx Senior Member

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    If I (or anyone) knew the answer to that definitively, then we would be on the way to fixing it.
    Mine felt like a virus.
    One person getting A after having B done is not a proof of cause.
     
  7. SaveMe

    SaveMe *****

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    metaphysics states things that move were set into motion by something else. cause ----> effect . a virus enters the body and malfunctions the immune system. case closed
     

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