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covid 19

  1. SWAlexander

    Treatment of 95 post-Covid patients with SSRIs

    Abstract After Covid-19 infection, 12.5% develops post-Covid-syndrome (PCS). Symptoms indicate numerous affected organ systems. After a year, chronic fatigue, dysautonomia and neurological and neuropsychiatric complaints predominate. In this study, 95 PCS patients were treated with selective...
  2. W

    Underlying disease in small fiber neuropathy

    Hi. I really wonder if fellow friends of the forum found their underlying conditions of sfn (small fiber neuropathy). Also , hopefully I wonder if they treated them succesfully. I was diagnosed with sfn through a skin biopsy from my ankle after covid jab which I am not really sure the reason...
  3. SWAlexander

    Ferritin - Potential measure of a silent killer in the COVID-19 pandemic

    Ferritin is an accessible storage for iron in the body. It allows iron to be available without being toxic to the body. Most cells have some ferritin but primary storage locations are specific. There are three main locations for ferritin to be stored: Liver Enterocytes of the small intestine...
  4. leokitten

    Impaired ketogenesis ties metabolism to T cell dysfunction in COVID-19. Karagiannis et al, Nature (2022)

  5. elvira

    Help please! Bad crash after covid

    I’m on my 14th day of covid and it has really dragged me down. I’m worse than I’ve been in a long time. And I’m shitting my pants with fear of this being permanent. I’ve asked about experiences before but I was wondering if there is anything I can do to help me out of this? What is good to...
  6. SNT Gatchaman

    COVID-19 induces neuroinflammation and loss of hippocampal neurogenesis

    Authors: Klein et al. Published: 29th Oct 2021 (Pre-print) DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-1031824/v1 Full Text: Pre-print Abstract
  7. M

    Gene Therapy for Covid-19 (KLF2)

    Interesting paper coming out of China The zinc finger transcription factor, KLF2, protects against COVID-19 associated endothelial dysfunction https://www.nature.com/articles/s41392-021-00690-5 In short, there is a gene called Kruppel-like factor 2 (KLF2), which is vital for maintaining...
  8. Boba

    Gut persistence of C19 up to 180 days

  9. V

    POLL #1: 30 days post vaccine

    Hi folks- You can check off as many as you like - more than one should apply to you - and you can change your answers as often as needed. Note there are many items on the list including co-existent AI conditions and age questions I sure hope the poll creator does NOT randomize the options...
  10. 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...
  11. 2

    Will You Be Getting the Covid Vaccine?

    Hello. I'm very conflicted about this. I'm not an anti-vaxxer and have no objections to vaccines, but I stopped getting them 20 years ago after having a very bad autonomic nervous system reaction to a flu/pneumonia combo vaccine. My doctors have said it's probably best to avoid vaccines...
  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. bspg

    Telemedicine expanded for Medicare recipients due to coronavirus

    Source: As coronavirus spreads, Medicare gets telemedicine option