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    Has anyone felt significantly better after moving to a Mediterranean region, due to the increase in atmospheric pressure?

    I have strong convictions that my ME/CFS is being caused by intracranial hypertension, and evidence suggests that some unknown portion of patients have ICH as the cause. ICH is strongly affected by barometric and temperature alterations, especially with reductions in atmospheric pressure and...
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    An attempt to explain the neurological symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (2021, Wirth et al)

    An attempt to explain the neurological symptoms of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Klaus J. Wirth, Carmen Scheibenbogen and Friedemann Paul Link Full text link Abstract There is accumulating evidence of endothelial dysfunction, muscle and cerebral hypoperfusion in Myalgic...
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    Poll: Do you have a partially empty sella on your brain MRI?

    You might already know that idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) could be a major cause of ME/CFS in at least one large segment of the ME/CFS afflicted population. This paper by Dr. Higgins is one of the major sources of this hypothesis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28735654/ One of...
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    Signs of Intracranial Hypertension, Hypermobility, and Craniocervical Obstructions in Patients With ME/CFS

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7485557/ Just read the abstract. Seems like CFS patients has significantly more spine/brain issues that the general population. It seems they picked a random bunch of people with CFS but I am not sure, it says the study population was referred to...
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