Yes, to start with, Kunihisa Miwa was a co-author of the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis International Consensus Criteria...
The endo (quite rightly) was hesitant to speculate about a connection, except to say that given my history of symptoms the ME/CFS might have caused the diabetes insipidus, but probably not the other way around. There is no obvious cause for the diabetes, though, like a tumor or brain injury that would have shrunk that lobe of the pituitary gland.Glad to hear it made some difference. I wonder about the connection between ME/CFS and diabetes insipidus / I wonder if there's something going on there.
Thanks! I appreciate thatDisagree. Disrespectful, in my book, would be to come to a site that provides an incredible amount of free information to whoever wants to read it, and then accuse the man who put the site together, sorts out all the glitches, collects the research, writes it up and brings it to us on a daily basis of being disrespectful.
They've been talking about orthostatic tachycardia in ME for decades before CFS was created.
Phillip Low at Mayo published a paper on POTS seven years before this study. I'm not sure if he was the one to coin the term but it's the first appearance in the literature of the term that I've found. Otherwise it was just called orthostatic tachycardia prior to this and I see that term being used as early as the 1940s.
How does one measure blood volume?
As I understand it, the Daxor is the only direct test for blood volume, but it is difficult to find and can be expensive. As with most of medicine it seems, there are secondary measures and clues doctors used before Daxor was available, and which they still use in most areas. Try to get a doctor to order a Daxor test when s/he doesn't even believe ME is a real illness.The Daxor test is the best although it may be hard to find.