The list of similarities between ME/CFS/FM and/or multiple sclerosis is a long one and includes very high fatigue levels, common triggering factors (herpesvirus), female dominance and often relief during pregnancy.
Of course there are differences as well but the same factor a recently study highlighted in MS and autoimmunity may play a role in ME/CFS and FM as well. Check out an MS -and perhaps ultimately even an ME/CFS/FM – breakthrough in a Simmaron Research Foundation sponsored blog:
Is this study, along with Younger’s study implying that it may be beneficial for men who have ME/CFS, MS, and possibly other AI diseases to take testosterone?
I think Younger found that testosterone matched with pain levels in FM. Broderick suggested testosterone was protective in men against ME/CFS.
Is there anyone who has tried testosterone therapy ME/CFS?
At the 2017 Stanford ME/CFS symposium, I think it was Mario Capecchi who stressed the importance of developing an animal model for ME/CFS.
Yes, he even said he would help develop one.