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by CharlotteV
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Thank you!
Replies: 18
Views: 11181

Re: Thank you!

I'd like to add my thanks, particularly to Dr Shepherd who answered several questions from me and who has been working very hard! It's clear from the fact that the forum had to be shut down for a while because of the overwhelming number of questions that there's a huge amount of unmet clinical need ...
by CharlotteV
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Cold baths as a treatment - what happened to that?
Replies: 1
Views: 1071

Cold baths as a treatment - what happened to that?

Hi Dr Shepherd - About 20 years ago a Professor Vijay Kakkar published a protocol for using cold baths as a therapy for ME in a newspaper. Lots of people were trying it and he had said that he was going to recruit thousands of people (not just with ME, perhaps) for a trial. I tried it myself and had...
by CharlotteV
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: physical activity & exercise
Topic: Abnormal muscle function in ME?
Replies: 9
Views: 10559

Re: Abnormal muscle function in ME?

Professor Julia Newton's team found that muscle tissue grown from biopsies taken from ME patients and subjected to electrical impulses to mimic exercise produced 10 times as much lactic acid as muscle cultured from healthy people. Obviously there's no 'perception' going on there because there's no b...
by CharlotteV
Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Adrenal fatigue in ME
Replies: 3
Views: 1734

Re: Adrenal fatigue in ME

Thank you. I'll print off your reply and take it to the consultant.

Do you have any view on treating adrenal fatigue with supplements, 'adaptogen' herbs and so on?
by CharlotteV
Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Adrenal fatigue in ME
Replies: 3
Views: 1734

Adrenal fatigue in ME

Although I've repeatedly been diagnosed over the years with ME (narrowly defined, not just the Oxford criteria), an infectious disease consultant recently suggested that my symptoms might be due to adrenal fatigue. Having read up on it, I recognise some of the symptoms. However, other people with ME...
by CharlotteV
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Is it possible to get Rituximab for ME on the NHS?
Replies: 3
Views: 1786

Is it possible to get Rituximab for ME on the NHS?

Hi Dr Shepherd – as you know, a trial of the immune drug Rituximab was found to show major to moderate improvement in 67% of patients with ME vs 15% of controls in a placebo-controlled, randomised trial conducted in Norway and published in 2011. According to a Norwegian TV news report, the same team...
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