Sunday, November 28, 2010

Could a Virus Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? - Newsweek

 
"Today, doctors prescribe an array of treatments—including exercise programs, cognitive behavioral therapy, painkillers, and sleep medications—to relieve symptoms. But if chronic fatigue is caused by a virus, it raises the question: should patients be on antiretrovirals, the same drugs prescribed to people with HIV? Some chronic-fatigue patients are already taking them off-label, but they can have serious side effects. Dr. Andrew Mason, a virologist at the University of Alberta in Canada, says it's time to launch a well-planned clinical trial to test the drugs' effectiveness. It wasn't until antibiotics were prescribed to treat peptic ulcers, says Mason, that the medical community finally accepted bacteria as the culprit. "It's the only way to win this battle," he says."
 
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We've gone mainstream -- first WSJ and now Newsweek acknowledging the viral connection.
 
First they ignore you, then they insult you, AND THEN YOU WIN!!!!!
 
 
 

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