My idea is to duplicate part of roadmap for this new section. I want it to include "conditions" that are not hard to diagnose or can be diagnosed at home: Varicella zoster virus reactivation, Irritable bowel syndrome, POTS, Pesticide exposure, Physical trauma (eg: car accident), Sinusitis, Ciguatoxin exposure, Meningitis. I don't know enough about these to say exactly witch conditions to select.
OK, I follow what you are saying. I will have to think about it when I have a clearer head, as I am bit brain fogged at present.
In the roadmap, tests for factors that are the most commonly found in ME/CFS patients are prioritized (placed closer to the top of the roadmap). The reason is that is that it makes sense for patients to consider the most common factors first, as these will be the ones found in majority of patients.
This is why the main viruses found in ME/CFS are listed first, as nearly all ME/CFS patients (I would estimate 99%) will have an infection with one or more of these viruses, and some lucky patients can make major improvements if they treat these viral infections.
Conditions like sinusitis or jaw bone cavitation infection are very rare causes of ME/CFS, which is why they are placed at the bottom of the roadmap. I have been on this forum for around 10 years, and I have only seen I think 2 or 3 cases of jaw bone cavitation ME/CFS. I don't think I have ever seen a case of ME/CFS caused by sinusitis, though sinusitis may worsen ME/CFS symptoms.
Thus it would make no sense for the majority of ME/CFS patients to test for sinusitis or jaw bone cavitation infection to begin with, because 99.9% of ME/CFS patients will not have these.
What I have done for the moment is added to the bottom of the mini roadmap a list of all the medical conditions and factors address in the full roadmap. That list hopefully gives readers a taste of things to come.
It's more readable, but I just realized the red to orange and then green to blue progression makes me unconsciously perceive first half of the map as MUCH more important that the other half(( Almost to the point where things listed under first half is bad and things listed under second half and second is good...
changing colors to: 1 (#6F8E73) 2 (#634469) 3 (#066865) 4 (#958556) will stop this...
Thanks for suggesting those alternative colors. I tried them, but I don't think they are obvious and distinct enough; they don't clearly distinguish between the sections.
The first half of the roadmap is much more important that the second half for the vast majority of patients. So that's why I chose red for the first section. I would estimate that 99% of patients will find answers for their problems in the sections round 1, round 2 and the General Therapies section. I imagine that only about 1% of patients will find answers for their problems in round 3 or 4.
One of the problems with the roadmap I think is that people do not take viral testing seriously, especially enterovirus testing, which very few ME/CFS patients get, yet there are some treatments for enterovirus, like oxymatrine, Epivir, tenofovir, which do work for some lucky patients. In spite of placing enterovirus as the very first box in the roadmap, people just ignore it. I wish I was able to get people to pay more attention to enterovirus.
If you have any suggestions regarding how to make people more aware of the enterovirus section, please let me know.
Anyway, thanks very much for your suggestions and feedback; this always helps improve the roadmap.