covid-19

  1. nerd

    Google Trends not showing increased awareness for CFS/ME

    I created this plot to analyze if COVID-19 somehow contributed to an increased awareness for CFS/ME. The latest Google Trends data show increased searches for Long COVID in Google and YouTube - multitudes greater than for CFS/ME. There is no increased awareness for CFS/ME from Long-COVID...
  2. nerd

    Severe COVID-19: A serotonine-mediated disease

    I found this research from Dr. Farid Jalali, and it finally explains why severe COVID-19 is so severe despite antivirals and immune suppressants. It's all driven by serotonin from destroyed platelets. I'm mentioning this because it can also explain the damage to the Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB)...
  3. max_yazhbin

    Gumweed leaf tea helped me overcome Covid

    I have a pre-existing condition, multiple chemical sensitivities, which upon more recent testing looks to be caused by an insufficiency of the appropriate amino acids as well as mercury poisoning which allowed candida, SIBO, H. pylori, and ulcers to flourish. I was worried for a bit when the...
  4. nerd

    What lessons can be learned from Dr. Paul Marik regarding COVID-19?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has really shown me how the medical system works and how politics can influence the progress of a pandemic. I think there are many lessons to learn for CFS/ME. The following are some points from two webinars with Dr. Paul Marik, the leading scientists who pushed...
  5. nerd

    How nutrition can influence Ivermectin's neurological risks and side effects

    Ivermectin (IVM) is an allosteric modulator of GABA-A receptors (GABAaR), glycin receptors (GlyR), and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR) (10.1113/JP275236). These receptors don't only play a role in the brain but also in the spinal cord (10.1016/S0165-6147(96)01013-9...
  6. nerd

    What happened to parasite research?

    In face of the current Ivermectin discussion, I'd like to reopen an old post in the context of chronic parasite infection. Firstly, I'd like to cover the nematode Strongyloides Stercoralis. Here is one recent study that shows the prevalence in rural Cambodia and its chronified symptoms...
  7. V

    Poll #2: Compare second vaccine dose to first (and some extra)

    Just setting this up because of the poster who was hoping to get info on reactions to second dose compared to first. Others may have same question. Please check off all that applies. (Note I am hoping that "publicly visible" means only the aggregate is visible. If that is not true, i will edit...
  8. gbells

    My Concerns about the Coronavirus-19 vaccines

    I just had a discussion with my pharmacist about the coronavirus vaccines. I have concerns about the cost to benefit of the vaccines and the possibility of vaccine contamination that might injure patients. It has been discovered that asian countries have a very low covid death rate of around...
  9. Cipher

    Large population study identifies drugs associated with reduced COVID-19 severity

    Large population study identifies drugs associated with reduced COVID-19 severity TLDR: Q10 use was associated with a 81% reduced risk of SARS-CoV-2 hospitalization.
  10. D.Rabbie

    Post-covid 19 syndrome

    Hey everyone, I want to know if some of you had a run with covid-19 and ended up with post-covid 19 syndrome (which I really think is CFS). I want to know if you have seen any recovery naturally over the months. I can work only for 3 hours a day before I get fatigued now and I've had covid-19...
  11. nyanko_the_sane

    An evening with Jennifer Brea and Megan Moodie – Talking about chronic illness, care, and Covid – January 14, 2021

    Join Academy-Award Nominated Filmmaker Jennifer Brea and anthropologist and writer Megan Moodie for an evening of conversation and reflection on chronic illness, the global crisis of care, and Covid-19. As the numbers of the chronically ill grow rapidly worldwide due to what is being called...
  12. Pyrrhus

    Long Covid: Summary of discussions

    Long Covid: A summary of discussions on Phoenix Rising So remember back in January when we were all wondering if the novel coronavirus might result in an ME/CFS-like condition? Well, I thought I would start a thread to collect together all the discussions that might be relevant to "Long...
  13. nyanko_the_sane

    ME/CFS & COVID-19: WHAT’S THE CONNECTION? (August 7th, 2020)

    #MEAction will host a seminar for post-COVID-19 “long haulers” on Friday, August 7 at 11am PST, to learn more about ME/CFS as a potential diagnosis, in partnership with Body Politic and the COVID-19 Working Group New York. The seminar will discuss: symptom presentation and diagnosis of ME/CFS...
  14. ZeroGravitas

    Overlap between ME/CFS and Covid-19 information - e.g. oxidative stress (MedCram), vitamin supplements, etc

    I've been watching a whole bunch of PeakProsperity and MedCram (excellent and respectable teaching doctor) to digest the medical info coming out about Covid-19 studies, etc (as I've been caught up blogging about it for ~6 weeks, etc). In previous weeks they've each described quite similar...
  15. Cipher

    The potential of Ambroxol in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19

    A short introduction to Ambroxol: Ambroxol is indicated as "secretolytic therapy in bronchopulmonary diseases associated with abnormal mucus secretion and impaired mucus transport. It promotes mucus clearance, facilitates expectoration and eases productive cough, allowing patients to breathe...
  16. Iritu1021

    Nutraceutical recommendations for COVID-19 from IFM

    The Functional Medicine Approach to COVID-19: Virus-Specific Nutraceutical and Botanical Agents
  17. Jody

    Article A Look at COVID-19 Through the Eyes of ME/CFS

    A Look at COVID-19 Through the Eyes of ME/CFS by Jody Smith I have been self-isolating for over two weeks now. Not because of COVID-19. At least, not at first. Like many of you, I spend a great deal of time in my house because of ME/CFS. I was housebound due to a resurgence of ME/CFS symptoms...