• Welcome to Phoenix Rising!

    Created in 2008, Phoenix Rising is the largest and oldest forum dedicated to furthering the understanding of, and finding treatments for, complex chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia, long COVID, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and allied diseases.

    To become a member, simply click the Register button at the top right.

ME/CFS and Interferon alpha


Senior Member
Here are the threads with interferon in the title.

I had a look through and the only thing useful I found were a few threads debating the usefulness or not of the Carmine Pariante's MRC funded study on persistent fatigue induced by interferon-alpha as a possible model for CFS. Tuller wrote a blog about it.

There is a long thread on s4me about that study too............


almost there...
Laurentians, Quebec
I'm very surprised we haven't heard about cases of this. Stimulating cellular immunity is what messes me up the most. It brings me from a relatively mild case to housebound in a matter of weeks. It plays out very much like interferon induced depression and lasts months. But it only happens when cellular immunity is stimulated in the brain. Babesia treatment isn't a problem.