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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Cell Signaling: A review of data and summary of my clinical experience. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) – now also known as “systemic exertion intolerance disease” is a frustrating and potentially debilitating condition. Most patients diagnosed with CFS have a difficult timefinding answers and if they do (find answers to begin with) …

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Mycoplasma and Chlamydia Clinical Notes

BACKGROUND: “Mycoplasma” refers to any organism within the class Mollicutes, composed of five genera (Mycoplasma, Ureaplasma, Acholeplasma, Anaeroplasma, and Asteroloplasma). Over 120 named “Mycoplasma” species exist with13 Mycoplasma species, two Acholeplasma species, and one Ureaplasma species have been isolated from humans. However, only three species are well-established human pathogens (but others likely exist): Mycoplasma pneumoniae, …

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Lyme and E2/P Dosage

Pt A: 57 y/o female with h/o Sjogren’s, possible intestinal scleroderma/MCTD, chronic pain on 3-4 Tramadol a day and topical CBD oil, chronic low iron/ferritin, fatigue. I just diagnosed her with Lyme on Labcorp WB. 2 +IgM bands. Coinfections we know of: HHV6 6.62, neg EBV/CMV/mycoplasma/c.pneum/parvo etc. Labs: E2 <5 on low dose E2/P patch, …

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VIRAL LAB INTERPRETATION CONT

QUESTION: As per your recommendation, I switched to LabCorp but noticed they report their viral results from Quest differently…for HHV 6 IgG < 1:10 is normal and for LabCorp < .76 is negative, for CMV IgG < .6 is normal vs < .9…is there a way to translate between these two ways of reporting results, …

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WELLBUTRIN, CHRONIC VIRI, NEUROTRANSMITTER TESTING, AND FATIGUE CONT

QUESTION: I have a pt with Labrix urinary test showing low levels of neurotransmitters across the board (I.e. low serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, gaba, glutamate). Has used ecstasy regularly in the past – though not a giant dose and not more than once every 6 weeks according to pt. Also used Provigil off-label for depression for …

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