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That's a great idea but thus far they've only tested so far as I know from blood at baseline - and even then there were problems. Who knows what doing it after exercise would find. That's a fascinating question! I hope it gets done...Fantastic news, maybe I am biased, if verbatim Pine sounds female! Thank you, thank you. Re the Weird Blood, in the late 1980's an Adelaide, Australian researcher, Dr Muckajee, ? spelling, found that during a reaction (crash) the RBCs became mis-shapen, swollen, inelastic and unable to travel through small capilliaries to deliver oxygen, he likened this to a similar reaction found in Marathon runners. The difference being the marathon runners reverted to normal in 4 hours but the people suffering the abnormal reaction took about 5 days. Are the researchers able, or do they do the testing during a bad crash??
I think ME/CFS is a complex illness, but unlike AIDS or cancer, maybe it's just our bodies being out of whack and all they need is a little push in the right direction to snap themselves out of this. Hopefully with an already-FDA-approved drug. But now I'm just daydreaming.
Cool! Thanks Neunistiva and Cort!I think it will be easier and the reason is that they haven't found evidence of organ or other physical damage. I think it could be a signalling problem that might be easier than we think to reverse.
Yes, I'm totally behind the Wierd Blood Project, as described here. When I was only 19, my mom happened to visit a naturopath, and she also insisted that he check me out (bc I'd been sick as a child and suffered starvation, but seemed to have recovered now). I had something like a live phlebotomy test. They hooked me up to a blood donation type machine, and just circulated my blood through it so they could look at it live. The phlebotomist was concerned about my level of coagulation. He said my RBCs were "sticky" and showed me how some of them, you could see two or three stuck together. I asked what I should do and unfortunately he gave me no ideas. He could've said, take vitamin E or Natto, but he didn't.Ohhh - you missed that
Interesting stuff! It was in this post
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