Interesting. I wonder why this Anonymous person is so pro DHEA for for X... er, HGRV
"...desperate for simple, inexpensive and safe therapeutics able to block the reactivation of XMRV. We know the virus is inducible by stress particularly the glucocorticoid steroid hormones. We also know that CFS-ME patients are low in the anti-stress hormone, dihydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Accordingly, although it remains to be clinically proven by randomized clinical trials, daily supplementation with DHEA is likely to help prevent and minimize XMRV activation by at least, minimizing stress."
I read up on DHEA up in Wiki. But when I tried searching DHEA on the forum. It must be filed under a different name. There's nothing that someone on this forum hasn't already tried.
Can someone please direct me to the DHEA department.
DHEA has been a standard treatment for ME and CFS with some doctors for decades. Some patients seem to respond to it, but I have never tried it. The problem is that it is considered an anabolic steroid. Worse, until clinical trials are done, we wont know if it might actually stimulate XMRV/HGRV - it might trigger the androgen receptor.
I took DHEA for three months. Had a boost during month 1 and thought I was onto something. Then slowly returned to normal after that. Not many things give me that 1 month boost but I don't know what was happening.