Does anyone know of any species or cases?
The vet diagnosed CFS. He did not, however, suggest that we treat her with CBT/GET, hypnotherapy or antidepressants that my GP was trying to throw my way . . . I should have made an appointment with the vet instead.
! I am curious now how CFS animals are treated
In the pony's case, she was too fatigued to gain all her calories from walking around the pasture to graze, so we had to supplement her with nutrient dense feed and supportive equine supplements. She needed as stress-free an environment as possible and any changes to her daily routine were made slowly so as not to overwhelm her senses. She would even notice if a tractor was parked in a different location in the farmyard and start to become agitated (prior to the onset of CFS, vehicles of any description had not been an issue, from cars to combine harvesters). Plus, rest, rest and more rest, asking as little of her as possible.
Doctors could learn so much from vets.
Domestic pets can yes,with wild animals I don t know.
Which other humans do you mean ?I think everyone can get ME under certain circumstances,but there are found less numbers of neurological illnesses like ME,Parkinson,MS etc in certain countries or tribes.
The history of ME/CFS
Thanks, Irat, that was most interesting. I knew about many of the outbreaks but not all of them. This seems to come and go as the winds blow, doesn't it. One of the reasons it's so hard to track down an actual case, if indeed there is just one causes (which I personally doubt). But my input doesn't matter, it's the input of researchers and scientists, isn't it? The symptoms are so diverse....no wonder an ordinary doctor can't put it together, but as I've remarked on before, he can be kind and understanding of those who suffer what was delivered to our doorstep(s). Yours, Lenora.
It is so sad poor pony, not knowing what is wrong and why. Do you know what virus was that and where she caught it?
I think this is very true. From what I've researched, similar ailments to those we have are differently treated in animals, with minerals and vitamins for example.
Dr. Naviaux's has proposed that ME/CFS is similar to dauer states/torpor/hibernation in animals: