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  1. MEsucks

    I need help interpreting a Cytokine Response Profile test! High IL-17A and IL-18, low Th1 and Th2!

    I just got the result from my Cytokine Response Profile test and to me the results seem very strange, I would very much appreciate it if anyone could help me interpret it. I believe my CFS is caused by a chronic coxsackievirus B infection, and the only treatment that has ever had a significant...
  2. Hip

    POLL: Do you sweat a lot from a 20 minute walk? Linked to overactive sympathetic nerves, and in turn, reduced Th1 antiviral immune responses

    This poll investigates how easily ME/CFS patients sweat after a walk. The answer may relate to a patient's sympathetic nervous system activity, as well as to their immune system competence. This poll is for ME/CFS patients who are able to do 20 or 30 minute walks at a reasonable pace: do you...