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  1. nerd

    Does viral selection pressure on the GABAergic system mediate the etiopathogenesis of ME?

    Please beware, this theory is highly speculative. However, considering the good risk-benefit ratio from associated solutions, I'd like to discuss it. One of the many unresolved questions of ME is the role of viral pathology and how it might mediate the ME etiopathogenesis. One of my existing...
  2. Hip

    The reason why antivirals like Valtrex and Valcyte take such a long time to work in ME/CFS (or don't work at all), according to Dr Martin Lerner

    When treating herpesvirus-associated ME/CFS with antivirals such as Valtrex and Valcyte, Dr Lerner's studies showed it takes a long time for benefits to appear, usually 3 or 4 months for the very first signs of improvements to materialize, and a year or more for the full benefits to manifest...
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