The 12th Invest in ME Conference, Part 1
OverTheHills presents the first article in a series of three about the recent 12th Invest In ME international Conference (IIMEC12) in London.
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Vitamin A (retinoic acid) for IBS

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by Cort, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

    Interesting...from Pro health. Dr. Maes has said that the rate of IBS increases the longer you have ME/CFS and I believe him. My lower abdomen has been painful to the touch ever since I got ME/CFS but cramping problems in that area have increased tenfold over the past five years.

    Interestingly they're not just talking about IBS but other immune diseases as well such as MS. After this check out the next post on Il-17 and ME/CFS.

    Oxidized form of vitamin A may support relief for ulcerative colitis, IBS

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  2. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

    IL-17 problems in ME/CFS

    Now check out this recent study by Dr. De Meirleir that suggested ME/CFS patients have a predisposition to IL-17 problems. Now wonder he's interested in this cytokine - it regulates inflammation - apparently particularly in the intestines and Central nervous system. The gastrointestinal system is often called the " second nervous system" because of its many similarities to the central nervous system.

  3. jenbooks

    jenbooks Guest

    So where do you get oxidized Vitamin A?
  4. Frank

    Frank Senior Member

    Cort have you done the interview with prof. Maes yet?
  5. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

    I've done it - he hasn't. It's been sitting there for a month or so - just sent him an e-mail a couple days ago. If he ever replies I'll ask him about retinoic acid.
  6. Martlet

    Martlet Senior Member

    Near St Louis, MO
    While on IBS, has anyone heard of an increase in colon polyps being related to CFS? My doctor is a bit baffled. Fifteen of the things in March and another eleven this Thursday. Plus, colon became spastic (IBS) and I now have some diverticula pockets. I feel as if my innards are falling apart, and it is definitely not diet-related, nor do I have any relatives with these problems.
  7. aaron_c

    aaron_c Senior Member

    I know this thread is pretty old, but I found it interesting. For what it is worth, for rs763780 I am TT, which is what they described as being more common in people with CFS.

    Of course, ncbi lists the chances of one having these genotypes as:

    So...about 5/6 of everyone tested was TT as well.

    Of course, this happened five years ago, so things may have changed dramatically from the idea that people with ME are probably vitamin A deficient and will benefit from supplementation. @Cort, I don't suppose you were or are up on this?

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