Has science found the cause of ME?

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Has science found the cause of ME?

Postby DerekJ » Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:21 pm

An article appeared in the Independent recently that may be of interest to some people here.
It's about the cause of ME. You can read more here:

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2009/10October/P ... se-ME.aspx
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Re: Has science found the cause of ME?

Postby princess » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:39 pm

They said this years ago - rotavirus.
I dont care how i just want a cure!!!!
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Re: Has science found the cause of ME?

Postby rosie66 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:47 pm

Thank you for that Derek,i have just had a look on that link, it said that ME could be caused by a stomach virus, i have stomach problems and ibs, so in myc case there could be some truth in that :mrgreen:
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Re: Has science found the cause of ME?

Postby gillshutt » Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:23 am

ME and FM aren't the same thing, there is even a lot of debate as to wether ME and CFS are the same thing. Just so the FMers don't go getting too excited with this. Hence it being in Associated problems as a lot of our members have ME and FM.
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Re: Has science found the cause of ME?

Postby LinzWorld » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:14 pm

Yup, it's possible that this could be a factor in a subset of people with the ME, ME/CFS or CFS diagnoses. Possibly in the future, people with chronic fatigue from other causes will be given a seperate diagnosis...some people with an ME dx might have Fibro for example.
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