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by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Contaminated Polio Vaccines.
Replies: 9
Views: 7922

Re: Contaminated Polio Vaccines.

Whilst it is true to say that a number of common viral infections (and some non viral) can precipitate/trigger ME/CFS the role of persisting or reactivated viral infection remains uncertain. There is certainly some published evidence to support a role for reactivation of herpesvirus infection in ME/...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: ME & Type 2 Diabetes
Replies: 4
Views: 5792

Re: ME & Type 2 Diabetes

Might be worth discussing this on a diabetes support network:

http://www.diabetes.co.uk/insulin/insul ... ivity.html
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: adult medical
Topic: ME & Type 2 Diabetes
Replies: 4
Views: 5792

Re: ME & Type 2 Diabetes

Firstly, some general information: The cause of type 1 diabetes (= insulin dependent) is uncertain Type 2 diabetes is often associated with lifestyle factors - being overweight in particular And as some people with ME/CFS gain weight this helps to explain why type 2 diabetes might be more common in ...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Blood pressure and ME
Replies: 1
Views: 2471

Re: Blood pressure and ME

Hypertension (= high blood pressure) is quite a common diagnosis in the adult population - so some people with ME/CFS will also have high blood pressure. But there isn't any link between high blood pressure and ME/CFS On the other hand, some people with ME/CFS have problems with low blood pressure (...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: depression and chronic fatigue
Replies: 3
Views: 4237

Re: depression and chronic fatigue

From the MEA website list of NHS services: DORSET Tel: 01929 557560 This service is provided through an outpatient clinic at Wareham Community Hospital, Streche Road, Wareham, Dorset BH20 4QQ. The service – which has been suported throughout by the Dorset ME Group – celebrated its tenth anniversary ...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: depression and chronic fatigue
Replies: 3
Views: 4237

Re: depression and chronic fatigue

Linda Sorry to hear about your daughter As with any long term illness some people with ME/CFS go on to develop clinical depression and when this occurs it has to be taken seriously as it will have a very negative impact on any recovery process that may be taking place There are both drug treatments ...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: when does PVFS become ME
Replies: 1
Views: 2837

Re: when does PVFS become ME

Rene This is the information on Nomenclature from the MEA purple booklet: ME/CFS/PVFS A disease of many names ● ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis) is a name that was originally introduced in a Lancet editorial (Leading Article, 1956) to describe people with the illness who had been admitted to London’s ...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: EMERGING RESEARCH ME/CFS/LYME DISEASE
Replies: 3
Views: 4606

Re: EMERGING RESEARCH ME/CFS/LYME DISEASE

Information on Lyme Disease and ME/CFS from MEA purple booklet: Lyme disease The Autumn 2009 issue of the Chief Medical Officer’s Update contained a warning about the accuracy of some of the private (i.e. non-NHS) tests for Lyme Disease and consequent dangers of misdiagnosis. The full statement can...
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: EMERGING RESEARCH ME/CFS/LYME DISEASE
Replies: 3
Views: 4606

Re: EMERGING RESEARCH ME/CFS/LYME DISEASE

Marilyn

I'm going to leave this one for Dr Miller because I know he has a particular interest in Lyme Disease

I will, however, repost the info on Lyme Disease from the MEA purple booklet
by Dr Charles Shepherd
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: adult medical
Topic: Too tired to breathe and pure oxygen?!
Replies: 1
Views: 2585

Re: Too tired to breathe and pure oxygen?!

What you are describing with breathing can certainly occur in people with severe ME/CFS but I hope you will appreciate that a doctor cannot make a diagnostic conclusion about breathing problems over the internet - this can only be done by taking a proper history and examining a patient From what you...
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