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RamsteinUSA
09-17-2007, 05:32 AM
I've been extrmely ill with this and other disaeases.. for many many years, http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif
and just saw this news.. I have to get my doctor at the VA Hosptital to have it checked,, it would be a miracle to get relief http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif after at least 15 to 17 years.. it's 4:30 am and just saw this on the news,,,

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09-17-07
chronic fatigue symdrome virus cause
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-09/bsj-cfs091307.php

Public release date: 13-Sep-2007
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Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to stomach virus
Chronic fatigue syndrome is associated with chronic enterovirus infection of the stomach
Chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as ME (myalgic encephalitis), is linked to a stomach virus, suggests research published ahead of print in Journal of Clinical Pathology.

The researchers base their findings on 165 patients with ME, all of whom were subjected to endoscopy because of longstanding gut complaints.

Endoscopy involves the threading of a long tube with a camera on the tip through the gullet into the stomach.

Specimens of stomach tissue were also taken to search for viral proteins and compared with specimens taken from healthy people and patients with other gut diseases none of whom had been diagnosed with ME.

Patients with ME often have intermittent or persistent gut problems, including indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome.

And viral infections, such as Epstein Barr virus (glandular fever), cytomegalovirus, and parvovirus, among others, produce many of the symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Enteroviruses, which infect the bowel, cause severe but short lasting respiratory and gut infections.

There are more than 70 different types, and they head for the central nervous system, heart and muscles.

Most of the biopsy specimens from patients with gut problems showed evidence of mild long term inflammation, although few were infected with Helicobacter pylori, a common bacterial infection associated with inflammation.

But more than 80% of the specimens from the ME patients tested positive for enteroviral particles compared with only seven of the 34 specimens from healthy people.

In a significant proportion of patients, the initial infection had occurred many years earlier.
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Whirlin_merlin
09-17-2007, 07:09 AM
For sometime now a post viral effect has been the leading contender in CFS.
This is good news if they are narrowing down the 'field of suspects'.
With knowlage more effective treatment should be developed, although unfortunatly this may take time.
Good luck to you, I hope it works out for you.

As a P.S I urge anyone who is diagnosed with irritable bowl syndrome to push for every test under the sun. Luckly I did which meant my colon cancer was caught before it killed me, but still a close run thing. If I'd acepted my GPs diagnosis things might have been different.

Daiichidoku
09-17-2007, 07:33 AM
Originally posted by Whirlin_merlin:
I urge anyone who is diagnosed with irritable bowl symdrom to push for every test under the sun.

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seriously though, good to hear you were in time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

K_Freddie
09-17-2007, 08:40 AM
Not trying to put you off, but a few things to consider..

I worked for a research institution for many years as a support techie, and like all 'companies' you realise that politics tends to overwhelm the intended objectives, if not checked in time. This is the same for research institutions and a lot do put out/or pressurised to put out inconclusive results as conclusive. I've first hand experience of this..

There nothing that helps more than good amounts of healthy food, etc.. and the not so good stuff in moderation.

Otherwise I hope it works out for you.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

huggy87
09-17-2007, 09:41 AM
Good Luck Ramstein.

The medical field of knowledge about our digestive system is recently exploding. They have even found that our stomach has its own nervous system, a simplified brain if you will. The stomach and intestine are at the root of many more problems than we realize. I should know, my 3 year old son travels 1/2 way across the country to see one of the leading specialists here in the US.

leitmotiv
09-17-2007, 10:42 AM
Good luck, Ace.

TC_Stele
09-17-2007, 11:01 AM
Rammstein; I'm really glad you posted this. My mother has been suffering a lot from CFS, and stomach issues. While she's heard many things as to what it might be, this is at least something new she can look into.

leitmotiv
09-17-2007, 11:18 AM
I am exhausted all the time from allergies. I haven't have gastric trouble in years so I do not fit this category. I suspect I'll eventually be told the immune system weakness was due to a virus---it followed a horrible case of flu (?) I had in the early '80's.

bchivers3377
09-17-2007, 07:16 PM
Good news indeed, I have had CFS or Fibromyalgia for over 30 years. I have tried everything from electric shock treatment to brain surgery with a lamanectomy of C1&C2. It would be nice if it were something as simple as that but I remain a little skeptical, but ever hopeful.

mortoma
09-17-2007, 08:23 PM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
I am exhausted all the time from allergies. I haven't have gastric trouble in years so I do not fit this category. I suspect I'll eventually be told the immune system weakness was due to a virus---it followed a horrible case of flu (?) I had in the early '80's. I had a severe flu in the early 80's also. I think it was Hong Kong A or B or something like that. I had such a high fever I was seeing giant blue spiders on the walls and ceilings!! In my case I was lucky, I had no long term after effects that I'm aware of.

And we'll all hope to see your problems disappear, Ramstien.

BfHeFwMe
09-17-2007, 09:13 PM
Sleep apnea can also cause very similar symptoms. The GI tract gets all messed up without proper sleep, it can get so bad as to completely mask the sleeping problems which caused it in the first place.

leitmotiv
09-17-2007, 10:50 PM
Originally posted by mortoma:
I had a severe flu in the early 80's also. I think it was Hong Kong A or B or something like that. I had such a high fever I was seeing giant blue spiders on the walls and ceilings!! In my case I was lucky, I had no long term after effects that I'm aware of.

Very interesting. Yes, mine was like that. The doc thought I had meningitis at one point. My head felt like it was going to explode, burning up, ghastly. Yes, I had some hallucinations. Ripped the hell out of me. Left me frazzled and witless for weeks. It was in Jan 1981. I was in Santa Barbara, California, at the time. Previous to whatever hit me I was a dynamo. After, I have had severe allergies and bouts of weariness all the time. At the time, the doctors said there had been a number of exotic flus from South East Asia in the area which racked the recipients. They never figured out what hit me.