Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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Is ME Infectious?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Erik Johnson, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Erik Johnson

    Erik Johnson Senior Member

    I have no means of knowing what the virus is. I leave that to the experts.
    But that doesn't stop me from looking at other factors.

    During the Incline Village epidemic, I saw this same pattern of severity corresponding to cold and damp weather,
    just as Acheson did.

    I knew that neither cold or damp, per se had any effect on me, so I asked myself what was it that cold and damp might
    increase during those winter months?
    What would "release" when the weather changes?

    The answer seemed obvious. It could only be mold.

    I told Dr Cheney and Dr Peterson that until they find out what the "Weird flu" was, that I am just going to work
    on staying away from the mold.

    The Clinical Syndrome Variously Called Benign Myalgic Encephalomyelitis,
    Iceland Disease and Epidemic Neuromyasthenia
    E.D. Acheson, D.M., M.R.C.P.
    Department of Medicine, State University of New York, College of Medicine of New York, and
    Department of Medical Services, Maimonides Hospital, Brooklyn, New York

    Cold damp weather
    frequently increased pain and a sense of
    illbeing in patients in whom a definite
    recrudescence was not precipitated.

    Of the constitutions of the year, the dry, upon the whole, are more healthy than the rainy, and attended with less mortality.

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