Sorry the excitement of the paper sent me into geek mode
Ok this is my take home message(s)
Our automatic body processes are contolled by the autonomic nervous system.If this becomes dysfunctional then we are left with the neuroendocrine symptoms of ME sensitivity to lights sound ,high resting heartrate POTs poor temperature control and so on.The organic thermostat that controls all these functions is the hypothalamus.When any function such as heart rate strays outside the normal range this is detected by the hypothalamus and brought back into normal ranges by the action of the pituitaty gland and the Adrenal cortex(and medulla).If this control system breaks down our autonomic functions go haywire.
Gerwyn : So I'm understanding that you are pretty confident XMRV could cause CFS based on this science paper? That's awesome news!
I'm just wondering why my girlfriend didn't have CFS after 9 years together and me being sick for 5 years (at least), is it essential to have an already weakened immune system to let it take control of our bodies? (I had some vitiligo since childhood and hashimoto thyroiditis for a long time too and I'm wondering if autoimmune diseases are a consequence or rather the a determinant factor that leave the door open to XMRV).
Would like to know your thoughts on that, thx!