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by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Contaminated Polio Vaccines.
Replies: 9
Views: 8067

Re: Contaminated Polio Vaccines.

MEA website poll completed by people who predate the onset of their ME/CFS to a vaccination: If your ME/CFS was triggered by a vaccination, which vaccine was involved? Hepatitis B (57%, 338 Votes) Flu (9%, 51 Votes) Other (7%, 41 Votes) BCG (6%, 33 Votes) Cannot remember (5%, 31 Votes) Combination (...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Alcohol Intolerance
Replies: 6
Views: 2390

Re: Alcohol Intolerance

Research paper on alcohol intolerance in mE/CFS:

http://simonwessely.com/downloads/publi ... FS/160.pdf
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Alcohol Intolerance
Replies: 6
Views: 2390

Re: Alcohol Intolerance

Re: Is there an explanation for alcohol intolerance in ME/CFS? Simple awnser is no As you are probably aware, people with ME/CFS are often sensitive to drugs that act on the central nervous system (eg painkillers, antidepressants) - probably as a result of the way in which these drugs interfere with...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Blood abnormalities.
Replies: 5
Views: 2500

Re: Blood abnormalities.

John Blood test results have to be viewed in relation to clinical presentation, examination findings etc and it's very difficult to start providing individual advice on a range of results - especially when some of them come from the private medical sector For example, a raised ESR or CRP level sugge...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Working full-time - do you have reasonable adjustments
Replies: 8
Views: 9511

Re: Working full-time - do you have reasonable adjustments

Here is some advice on employment that I have just given to a similar query: Re: Working with ME by Dr Charles Shepherd on Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:24 pm Here is some general MEA information on Employment and ME/CFS: 1 We have an MEA information leaflet that covers all aspects of employment, including adj...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Working with ME
Replies: 3
Views: 1882

Re: Working with ME

Here is some general MEA information on Employment and ME/CFS: 1 We have an MEA information leaflet that covers all aspects of employment, including adjustments at work and strategies for return to work. This leaflet also covers how the 2010 Equality Act and the (previous) Disability Discrimination ...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Cold baths as a treatment - what happened to that?
Replies: 1
Views: 1255

Re: Cold baths as a treatment - what happened to that?

Charlotte Yes, I am aware of this research and the vast amount of media publicity (yet another 'miracle cure' for ME/CFS) it generated in the Daily Telegraph at the time I have to say I was never very convinced by the theory and did not start recommending this approach to people with ME/CFS As far a...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Does this sound like CFS to you?
Replies: 2
Views: 1487

Re: Does this sound like CFS to you?

This is clearly quite a complex history and from what you say I think you ought to be re-assesed in relation to: 1 The possibility of coeliac disease - because there is quite a lot of overlap between coelic disease and ME/CFS and it's not unknown for people with fatigue + irritable bowel type sympto...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Recovery
Replies: 1
Views: 1244

Re: Recovery

There is very little in the way of solid research information relating to what factors help recovery in ME/CFS My personal view is that improvement and increasing the chances of partial/full recovery in ME/CFS is very much related to: 1 An early and accurate diagnosis 2 Sensible advice relating to a...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: DLA application
Replies: 3
Views: 4386

Re: DLA application

The DWP officially recognises ME and CFS as potentially disabling conditions in relation to claims for sickness (= ESA) and disability ( = DLA and PIP) benefits In fact I spend a lot of my time at the moment at DWP HQ in London discussing ESA, DLA and PIP Next week we are discussing the preliminary ...
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