Thursday, February 24, 2011

ME/CFS is Real

I'm gradually moving more and more of my health related posts over to my Given Me a Thorn blog, but want to keep my InfertilityMom friends in the loop on significant breakthroughs with ME/CFS and XMRV. Here's the latest scoop.

A report on CBS news last night explains over 700 unique markers have been found in the spinal fluid of ME/CFS patients. There was no specific mention of Human Gamma Retroviruses (HGRVs) on the report, but the headline was that "CFS is a real disease." It's so encouraging to watch science continue to validate what those of us who have lived it have known all along!

Since there was a big news splash last week basically telling patients that we could "exercise our way to health" (a frightening recommendation that could lead to significant relapse as most of us have personally experienced), the CBS report was a breath of fresh air to see the media starting to grasp this story. To read more on last week's reports, check out Advocates Hit Back on Graded Exercise for ME/CFS. Dr. Paul Cheney states that the idea that patients can ‘exercise their way to health with this illness is foolishness... insanity."

1 comment:

Kathi said...

Hi Jenni!

...just wanted to let you know that we are starting a MFW Homeschool Highlights link up in the coming weeks. If you're interested, stop by and let me know!

:: Happy Homeschooling! ::
Kathi @ A Heart Like Water
http://6arrows.blogspot.com/ A Heart Like Water