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There are overlapping illnesses often associated with CFS. These include: chronic lyme, mold related illness, FM, MCS, IBS and allergies to both food and inhalants. [See: LAB TESTS & RESULTS and CONFOUNDING_FACTORS]

Mitochondrial Dysfunction: A Quick Test, Dr. Ben Lynch — http://www.drbenlynch.com/mitochondrial-dysfunction/

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Roadmap for Testing and Treatment — "Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and usually abbreviated to ME/CFS, is a neurological condition characterized by cognitive dysfunction, mood disorders, fatigue, post-exertional malaise, and an array of other symptoms." sites.google.com/site/cfstestingandtreatmentroadmap/

Are food and environmental toxins the cause of Fibromyalgia? Paul Mountjoy, PhD — commdiginews.com/health-science/health/are-food-and-environmental-toxins-the-cause-of-fibromyalgia-13106/

The truth about fibromyalgia and vitamin D by Paul Mountjoy, PhD — commdiginews.com/health-science/the-truth-about-fibromyalgia-and-vitamin-d-3496/

Educational Handouts — holtorfmed.com/handouts/

*** Are All Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia Patients Low Thyroid? — holtorfmed.com/index.php?section=downloads&file_id=55

Dr. Cheney: Subscribers Blog Categories for CFS: HGRV (previously called XMRV) testing, Common Overlap Diagnoses, etc. — cheneyresearch.com/topic/xmrv

Low dose naltrexone (LDN) seems to "trick the brain in producing more (endorphins). Given that endorphins are known as 'natural pain relievers' more endorphins might be a very good thing for people with these disorders to have. ... Endorphins enhance the responses of natural killer cells, a key immune factor in ME/CFS, and they reduce B-cell (antibody) activity. Rituximab, of course, is a B-cell inhibitor that appears to have great promise for chronic fatigue syndrome and ME/CFS has many characteristics associated with autoimmune disorders." cortjohnson.org/treating-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-mecfs/drugs-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-mecfs-treatment/low-dose-naltrexone-ldn-fibromyalgia-chronic-fatigue-syndrom/


Autoimmunity problems — thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/simple-at-home-test-to-pinpoint-autoimmunity-problems/

How to Stop Attacking Yourself: 9 Steps to Heal Autoimmune Disease — elephantjournal.com/2014/08/how-to-stop-attacking-yourself-9-steps-to-heal-autoimmune-disease/

Chronic disease — huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/chronic-disease_b_4221141.html

Asking for Help - Why we don't — fmcpaware.org/asking-for-help-and-why-we-don-t.html

Simplified Roadmap to Healthscribd.com/doc/132017201/Dr-Amy-s-Simplified-Road-Map-to-Health

Video — youtube.com/watch?v=jVG6Nm6OMtU&feature=youtu.be

*** New Standard for the Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia (with important Cycle of Dysfunction map) — holtorfmed.com/index.php?section=downloads&file_id=43

"There are multiple infections that either may be the cause of CF/FM or contribute to the dysfunction. Because of the immune dysfunctions, there is often more than one infection that must be addressed. Potential pathogens include a variety of viruses such as Epstein Barr (EBV), Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV6), Enteroviruses, such as Coxsackie, Echo, and Stealth virus. Bacterial infections include intracellular organisms such as Mycoplasma, Chlamydia pneumonia, Borrelia Burgdorferi (Lyme Disease) and Ehrlichia. A number of yeasts such as Candida and parasites must also be evaluated."

Thyroid hormone overlooked for treatment of fibromyalgia — hypothyroidmom.com/thyroid-hormone-the-most-overlooked-treatment-for-fibromyalgia/

"Erythropoietin lowers C4a, corrects refractory symptoms and normalizes selected abnormal brain chemistry in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" — biotoxin.info/images/IRB_epo_protocol_8_6_06.pdf and — biotoxin.info/images/IACFS_MRspectroscopy.pdf

10 signs of autoimmune disease — primaldocs.com/opinion/10-signs-autoimmune-disease/?utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer:%20@JackiRHayes%20on%20twitter&buffer_share=e0b28

Auto-immune disorders from A to Z — autoimmunediseaselist.com/a-to-z.php

*** Autoimmune Disease Checklist: A Handy List of Symptoms That Can Point to Possible Autoimmune Conditions, to Bring to the Doctorthyroid-info.com/articles/autoimmune-checklist.htm

Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue flare-ups — fatigue.answers.com/symptoms/understanding-fibromyalgia-and-chronic-fatigue-what-is-a-flare

Immunostimulation in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitisautoimmunityresearch.org/preprints/2013-Lindseth-ImmunologicResearch.pdf

"We have previously described a model in which pathogen-induced nuclear receptor dysregulation via the VDR is able to drive the dysbiosis currently associated with an autoimmune disease state. We propose that CFS/ME results from this same pathogenesis. Intracellular pathogens already linked to CFS/ME, including Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus, are able to downregulate VDR activity, decreasing expression of key endogenous antimicrobials under VDR control and facilitating their survival. The host can subsequently accumulate other pathogens - bacterial, viral, and fungal - that incrementally dysregulate the VDR. Human gene expression is upregulated or downregulated by acquired components of the microbiota. Endocrine dysfunction caused by molecular mimicry increases as host cells progressively confuse microbial proteins for human proteins with similar amino acid sequences. Because there are such a huge number of discrete species in different niches, each patient who develops CFS/ME acquires a different mix of pathogens over time, resulting in the unique symptoms reported by each individual. “Autoantibodies ”, the prevalence and type of which also differ between CFS/ME patients, could be expected as the adaptive immune system responds to the presence of these microbes." Amy D. Proal, Paul J. Albert, Trevor G. Marshall, Greg P. Blaney, Inge A. Lindseth

FIBROMYALGIA and some other diseases:

Fibromyalgia (FM), Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME), Autism, Asperger Syndrome

Asperger Syndrome (~90% of Autism people have MTHFR) — taniaannmarshall.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/moving-towards-a-female-profile-the-unique-characteristics-abilities-and-talents-of-asperwomen-adult-women-with-asperger-syndrome/

Fibromyalgia causes — eatlocalgrown.com/article/11715-fibromyalgia-causes.html

Eight part video discussing Fibromyalgia diagnosis and management. — phc87.paradigmmc.com/fibromyalgia/index.php?s=paradigm

Fibromyalgia symptoms — fibromyalgia-symptoms.org/vision-and-fibromyalgia.html

Fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue syndrome — chronicfatigue.about.com/b/2013/11/19/why-recovery-time-is-essential-in-fibromyalgia-chronic-fatigue-syndrome.htm

Fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue syndrome - Depressionchronicfatigue.about.com/b/2014/01/10/snap-out-of-it-response-to-fibromyalgia-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-depression.htm

The Surprising Link Between Fibromyalgia and Lyme Disease — envita.com/lyme-disease/the-surprising-link-between-fibromyalgia-and-lyme-disease/

Fibromyalgia Treatment & Learning Center - Comprehensive Treatment For Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia & Autoimmune Disease. — fmtlc.com/treatment.html

Fibromyalgia neuropothyprohealth.com/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=18616

Pain matterspainmattersfilm.com/

Fibromyalgia pain — fmcpaware.org/rational-biological-source-of-fm-pain-in-skin.html

Fibromyalgia — arthritis.org/conditions-treatments/disease-center/fibromyalgia-fms/

Fibromyalgia — mayoclinic.com/health/fibromyalgia/DS00079

Vitamin D for fibromyalgia pain — webmd.com/fibromyalgia/news/20140117/vitamin-d-supplements-may-help-ease-fibromyalgia-pain-study

Vitamin D for fibromyalgia — commdiginews.com/life/the-truth-about-fibromyalgia-and-vitamin-d-3496/

Myalgia — myalgia.com/


Arthritis Foundation — arthritis.org/conditions-treatments/disease-center/fibromyalgia-fms/
Fibromyalgia Information Foundation at Oregon Health & Science University — myalgia.com
Fibromyalgia Network — fmnetnews.com/
FM NetNews— fmnetnews.com/
Mayo Clinic — mayoclinic.com/health/fibromyalgia/DS00079
MedlinePlus — nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association — fmcpaware.org and Facebook.com — facebook.com/NFMCPA#!/NFMCPA
National Fibromyalgia Partnership — fmpartnership.org/
National Institutes of Health — health.nih.gov and search "fibromyalgia"
PubMed (for indexed, peer-reviewed journal articles) — ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
ShareCare — sharecare.com/health/fibromyalgia
The Solve ME/CFS Initiative — [formerly the CFIDS Association of America] solvecfs.org/
Support Groups — secure.endfatigue.com/store/supportGroups
Website Lists — endfatigue.com/resources/Related-Links.html

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