Sorry Jeanie, but I am completely missing how that un does anything. It having a bunch of different names over the centuries doesn't change anything. You having a bunch of different symptoms doesn't change anything. Having it since 3 might seem preaty odd, but CMV, one of the main virus's they are blaming is mainly a baby virus. Your female complaint theory I can't refute, but if you took out all of the females that have it in the US right now that would reduce the numbers down to just a half a million men instead. When a single disorder, disease, whatever has so many applicants for disability that if they approved them all it would bankrupt disability, versus almost unseen 30 years ago, thats a epidemic.
MS is MS and it probably has existed forever also, and was probably recognized by a bunch of different names also, and its quite variable in symptoms, intensities, progression rates, and its still MS, and its considered a autoimmune disease and 56 percent of MS patients have active virus loads on the same virus's some researchers think cause CFIDS and 36 percent of CFIDS sufferers have active phases of those virus's at any one time also. The percentage of healthy controls with active virus loads is zero. And as far as names go, what is it really, CFS, Fibro, CFIDS, ME, Chronic Epstein Barr, all one fundamentaly close problem showing different faces or a bunch of totaly different things? The names are irrelevent, and the symptoms are so varied there is no way to pin down whether its one fundamental issue in different stages, or different issues.
What I did say is that I was sure it existed before as something else before 1978. I was saying that Incline Village in 1978 was just the first recognized cluster of CFIDS, and I think that is preaty varefiable with a search on "Incline Village Chronic Fatigue". Chronic Fatigue does show up allot in clusters and families, and Fibromyalgia also shows up in clusters and families. I personaly can't differetiate the two except some have more fatigue and some have more pain.
Of course what I am reading is being refered to here as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the belief is that a single or combinations of Virus's are responsible, EBV, CMV, HHV-6 and that a active case of any or all of them could be responsible. And it was saying that on CMV alone 36 percent of CFS people show active. The percentage of people with CFS that are active with one, a couple or all of these virus's at one time is quite high. On their healthy controls it was zero active. Those numbers aren't lieing. CFS either makes you vulnerable to active phases of the Virus's, or the Virus's has to have something to do with the CFS. One third of CFS people with Active virus status versus zero controls is not a accident. What it looks like is a flare. Get hit with something resembling a strong case of the Flu or a mild case of Mono every time you turn around and your not going to feel so great inbetween the flares either. And what would that do to a person over a period of years?
It was like 56 percent of MS people were active with CMV. MS is questionably considered a autoimmune disease. So is CFIDS. They are really after this virus because they think its the one that is causing MS. I worked for a Roto Rooter company in Colorado, that the owner had done sewer and drain cleaning and septic pumping for about
20 years and came down with the most aggresive case of MS the Doctors had ever seen. He went from healthy to a wheelchair full time in 2 years and died in 3 more. Sewer and drain cleaning was either the cause or a huge coincidence.
Since preaty much all CFS people have a degree of fibro symptoms and all Fibromites have some level of CFS, I don't personaly draw the distinction. I see them as the same thing in different stages.
One of the things that impressed me personaly was that all of the Virus's implicated are transmitted by close contact, bodily fluid exchange. So, essentialy, that would make Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as technicaly contagious, if virus's are behind it, and whether or not the person developed CFS would depend on the individuals immune systems ability to keep those Virus's in latent stage.
But I also like the Bacteria idea. I was exposed to lots more bacteria then virus's.
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