Posted 5/11/2008 2:35 AM (GMT -6)
M.E. and CFS are NOT the same. America does not seem to recognise either, but I am open for objection on that one.
M.E. is a very REAL illness. There is alot of information out there and I had to research too as I was dx it in the beginning.
You cannot have an autoimmune disease AND ME according to a world renound pro in Imperial college London UK for one is overactive and the other is underactive. That is how I went about looking into the autoimmune probs cos I already had crohns.
I will try and look up stuff but its all gone out now as it does not apply to me.
There is a foundation in Scotland, Canada (Nightingale foundation or summot, play around with the 'foundation' part when trying to find, I know it is called Nighingale something) and Big research is being done at Imperial College London UK.
ME has got a bad name for psychiatrists say it is 'all in the mind' and if you do lots of exercise, take anti-depressants and 'get a life' all will be fine, but the 'lots of exercise' bit can make people very much worse.
there is very strong physical evidence out there, lots of it, to point to an organic illness but governments dont like that, and the psych lobby are so powerful. Governments would have to do something and insurance companies too.
I think it is well worth researching, it may not be even discussed in America cos of the insurance/health situation there
All the best,
Ann Ireland

Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) Severely Deaf, Pes Cavus, scoliolis, Hiatus hernia, diverticular disease, neuromuscular disorder, movement disorder, recently dxed as drug induced 2008 Crohns Disease 1996,Hypothyroidism 1998, Raynauds 2006, Sjogrens 2008, Lupus 2008, spine in very, very bad way dx 2008
Irish, not an illness!

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