It could explain the disappointing Lipkin Chronic Fatigue Initiative pathogen study results. It shows how an infection could trigger ME/CFS and then – poof – seemingly disappear. It includes two hot research topics in ME/CFS; the autonomic nervous and immune systems. It explains how sickness behavior could occur in ME/CFS without high cytokine results. It even includes the sensory nerves – another not research topic in fibromyalgia.
It may incorporate more aspects about ME/CFS into it than any other hypothesis.
Plus it suggests some new treatment possibilities.
It’s called the Vagus Nerve Infection Hypothesis for ME/CFS and it’s got a lot of people excited.