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originally posted by: Stormdancer777
a reply to: undo
I really don't know, but the last few years have been bad.
originally posted by: undo
for the nerve damage, i take methyl B-12 and alpha lipoic acid. note that it has to be METHYL B-12. not normal B-12.
originally posted by: thedeadtruth
Gonna get flamed for this , but here goes.
Before I start..... I have been doing free work with people who have life threatening or severe mobility issues due to all kinds of reasons for 10 years. Completely free of charge.
No I do not want to sell you anything. I am mortician by trade. You are already a customer in waiting.
(1) I personally think both conditions are real CFS and Fibro.
I have seen people treat both and recover 100%. But there is no "cure" .
(2) CFS and Fibro support groups are the enemy of these conditions being taken seriously. 90% are just lazy and looking for a cure all pill. As long as zero real effort is involved, they will gladly try anything. They are nothing more than pity parties and a feeding ground for scam nutritionists.
I have seen people with MD, MND , Parkinson's etc... put more effort into their condition with less whinging. And these people are actually dying.
So remember that when you go to a health professional. Their negative experiences will taint how they treat you.
Those groups are full of white , 30+ females , who's sense of self entitled to great health is mind blowing. And most are alternative health nutters. And they are all suffering more than any other person has suffered before.
(3) These conditions are unknown in 3rd world countries. As in most countries. ( funny coincidence )
Those groups are full of white , 30+ females
One study published in 2011 suggested that yoga increased the stress-hormone cortisol, which is often disordered in people with this condition.
Some yoga experts claim yoga gives the body more energy than it takes, thus making it ideal for fatigue-related conditions. ME/CFS, like FMS, does involve cortisol dysregulation
Science has shown tai chi is beneficial for fibromyalgia (FM) and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), and it helps maintain muscle health of well-tended trigger points. Because of the focused movement, the mind focuses away from pain. Stretching tender, contracted muscles helps the FM patient maintain flexibility and minimizes any coexisting tendonitis and bursitis. Even CFS patients should be able to tolerate this low level of activity without triggering a flare. Of course, if you are in a flare, any activity should be minimized until your body has a chance to regroup.
We don't know exactly what causes ME/CFS, but it appears to be triggered by many different factors. Viral infections, genetic predisposition, environmental toxins, and immune reactions are all considered possible causes of the disorder. The persistent tiredness was once attributed to a virus called the Epstein-Barr virus (this virus is responsible for mononucleosis) but the link remains scientifically unproven and is no longer considered a potential cause
Recent research has focused on abnormalities in the levels of certain hormones, specifically cortisol (the stress hormone) and the female sex hormones. No one knows exactly what causes the regulation of these hormones to be affected in ME/CFS.
For some people, surgery, a head injury, or other traumas may trigger ME/CFS. Some medications including benzodiazapines, beta-blockers, sedatives, antidepressants, and excessive use of antibiotics can cause fatigue.
It's likely that not one single factor is responsible, but rather a combination of factors. Physical activity and physical or emotional stress seems to make ME/CFS worse. However, further research is needed to figure out its causes and to better understand this puzzling condition.
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) ranks among the most enigmatic and prevalent chronic pain conditions. Researchers and clinicians have searched in vain for an underlying cause for the unexplained widespread muscle pain, fatigue, and tenderness. In recent years, FMS has come to be seen as a "central" pain disorder, arising from changes in pain processing in the central nervous system. Now several new reports show evidence for peripheral nerve abnormalities in FMS patients that could contribute to their chronic pain.
Jordi Serra of the University of Barcelona, Spain, and University College London, UK, said that together the studies—including his own work—suggest that at least some people with FMS have peripheral neuropathy and support the idea that FMS is a neuropathic pain condition. “Even though FMS is currently not considered a neuropathic disorder, it really looks the same” in some respects, Serra said.
hyperactivity in sensory neurons from patients with painful peripheral neuropathy (Serra et al., 2011). Serra found similarly altered conduction and firing properties in FMS patients compared to controls.
Despite their different interpretations of the recent findings, the researchers all agreed that changes in the central nervous system certainly contribute to FMS to some degree. “We are not saying the CNS is not important,” said Serra. “We are only saying that, because [pain] seems to be coming from the periphery, it makes sense to look there.”