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Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:09 PM

Something new on autoimmune?

I find the fatigue the most debilitating problem, and have been trying to figure out a way around it. I came across this topic, and think it might be relevant:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2740752/

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Reply Something new on autoimmune? (Original post)
hedgehog Jul 2013 OP
Warpy Jul 2013 #1
hedgehog Jul 2013 #2
FarPoint Sep 2013 #4
LiberalLoner Sep 2013 #3
revolutionbrees Oct 2013 #5
raeroll Nov 2013 #6
In_The_Wind Nov 2013 #7

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:39 PM

1. I don't think that's particularly new

They've always known that the fatigue and depression are cytokine associated. While they're protective in injury and infection, promoting rest during recovery, they're maddening with any chronic illness we could probably cope with quite nicely without them.

While there are drugs that promote alertness during the day, the side effects are often such that medical science tells us we'd better just lump it and try to figure out how to cope.

Someday they'll figure out how to suppress the production of those nasty little cytokines. Someday they'll figure out how to cure these damned diseases. Someday...

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:42 PM

2. After I posted, I poked around a little more and I think you are correct that this

has been out there a while, but it's the first time I've seen this explanation for inflammation related fatigue. The nice thing about it, maybe someone will figure out a blood test so we can prove we're not being lazy and making it up!

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 29, 2013, 09:24 AM

4. IGG blood levels tell a lot.

I infuse clients with CIPD and other autoimmune diseases....they receive IV Gammagard 10%... Some can do it themselves with sub-Q Hizentra.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 16, 2013, 06:34 PM

3. My cytokines are always sky high, I figure it's because of the MS. I do feel tired a lot.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 08:26 AM

5. I agree that fatigue is the most debilitating

I gave in and have started taking rest periods every day, sometimes I nap sometimes just rest. Interesting article, will share with my rheumatologist.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 12:01 AM

6. Oils?

I have recently heard about Young Living Essential Oils and they claim to help just about everything. Has anyone else looked into them?

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Response to raeroll (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 06:57 AM

7. Hello ~ raeroll

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I've used Young Living Oils for years. IMO ... They are the best on the market.

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