Thanks to Andrea Pring for raising awareness of the struggle for patients with ME/CFS and the desire for the true science to come to light in order to help the patients.
My own history of different diagnosis fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Arthritis, Muscle weakness, Musculoskeletal Disease, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, as my symptoms deteriorated over 4 years is documented in the right hand column of my blog. Eventually a chance course of antibiotics significantly improved my symptoms and led my GP to suspect Lyme disease.
After many many months of antibiotics I am nearly 100% improved.
What has appalled me the most is the way these diseases and others are marginalised by our medical bodies, when they have been aware for more than 30 years much of the extent of the damage and causes that the illnesses do, but choose to ignore and allow patients to be blamed for their poor health.
How many of the illnesses such as Autism, Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc will be found to be as a result of pathogens possibly unknown but some no doubt already known but ignored.
Currently treatments are palliative, if any at all, or suppression of what is assumed, not known, to be an auto immune dysfunction.
I will not post any more of my own thoughts or opinions here on this post but anyone interested can scroll back through this blog at the many posts with links to fascinating research, that if nothing else exposes so many attitudes in medicine for what they are attitudes and opinions but not always based on sound evidence and certainly not the Evidence based Guidelines the general public has so much faith in.
We haven't heard the last of XMRV-ME/CFS-LYME DISEASE