Looking and finding answers about the epidemic of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIS). Now that we've got it, what do we do about it?
I had it in 2002 - as I update my website in 2008, not much has changed. Most doctors still can't treat it successfully....they "manage" it. I don't know about you, but I don't want my illness "managed", I want to recover! I did recover, you can, too!
You may find the information presented on this site to be a bit overwhelming. When I had CFS, I was exhausted but I had enough energy to sit at the computer and go through library books. I found everything I could on CFS and put references to everything (no matter how strange) on this site. If anyone used anything and got well or better, I put it here.
Whatever the exact cause, you have a depressed immune system. Nystatin is the drug of choice if your problem is a systemic yeast overgrowth. (Take the candida spit test!) There is one other drug that helps with the symptoms. But the drugs are not magic bullets. It will take a lifestyle change, dealing with toxic emotions and other toxins, and building up the health of the body to effect a cure.
There are a few physicians and chiropractors out there who have gotten CFS themselves and had to figure out their own cure. There are a few others who are also naturopaths or practice "alternative medicine". Any of these would make a good choice for your health care provider.
Treatment for CFS, however, tends to be expensive. Most of the physicians order lots of tests and treat with massive amounts of nutritional supplements and vitamins. Insurance does not cover much, if any, of the treatment.
I used the information I gathered from my research to put together a special screening protocol for CFS using computerized electro dermal screening (CEDS). You've probably never heard of CEDS. When I found out there was a chiropractor just north of Columbus, Ohio who had a two year waiting list because he used this equipment, (I called and verified this fact) I knew there must be something very special about CEDS and I ended up buying my own equipment.
Suffice it to say, I am a strong believer in CEDS because it is non-invasive, fast, inexpensive, and thorough - I am amazed every time I use it. Ask at your area health food stores or send an email to several manufacturers of the equipment to find someone in your area with the equipment.
One female had been to a Cleveland clinic that specifically treats CFS (2003). It was expensive. They sent her away with lots of supplements. It didn't help. I screened her in 2004. I found 22 items that indicated that she could have a systemic yeast overgrowth. Told her to go to her physician and request that he look at that. She never did. She still has CFS (2008).
I recently screened a woman (11/2008) who said she had CFS for three years but she didn't have enough of the markers to be diagnosed with it. Her physician did test her for Epstein Barr which came out positive. I screened her with CEDS and found Epstein Barr but also chemical toxicity. Then I screened specific chemicals. I came up with four. All four chemicals were used in farming. She lives on a farm and they store the chemicals in the basement. She said she will talk to her spouse about moving the chemicals out of the basement to another building.
I screened another woman with CFS (2010). Other than mild dehydration of recent origin there was nothing physically that I found wrong. I screened her for emotions. Bingo! Don't discount years of negative emotions; they can and do cause all kinds of illnesses!