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FMS and mycoplasma
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January - February 21

Been reading today about brucellosis and mycoplasma, and their possible role in Fibro. There are some new, complicated tests that can detect mycoplasma infections, which have been identified in CFS patients. Some prominent researchers are the Nicholsons.

Unfortunately, the recommended treatment is long-term heavy-duty antibiotics (doxycycline), although they mention some alternative methods like probiotics, etc.

Mycoplasma infections make you feel exhausted because the organism "steals" energy from the mitochondria. Some researchers believe that fibromyalgia and other so-called "all in your head" type illnesses are the result of repeated mycoplasma infections. I went to a website called prohealth - search "mycoplasma symptoms," it's a good read. I copied this:

Currently, other prominent researchers are corroborating the role of mycoplasma in disease. The number of known conditions in which mycoplasmas play a role is growing, thanks to advances in detection. Mycoplasmas are now said to be contributors, or at least cofactors, in a number of conditions, including CFS/CFIDS, fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), lupus, multiple sclerosis (MS), psoriasis, scleroderma, Chrohn’s diseases, solid cancers, leukemia, lymphoma, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), asthma, atypical pneumonia, Sjogren’s syndrome, interstitial cystitis, Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular diseases. Mycoplasmas have also been associated with a variety if autoimmune diseases that can cause definite changes in nerve conduction, demyelation (a degenerative process that erodes away the myelin sheath that normally protects nerve fibers) and sensitivity.

Cheers, you all!


Cher0208 - February 24

Oh my God....where I can I get tested!? LoL...I have to ask my doctor (when I find a decent GP) to test me for this and Helicobactor.



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