Fibromyalgia/ CFS can be caused
by a whole range of factors.
research points toward a variety of “triggers” prevalent in these
fatigue spectrum conditions.
1/ A chronic
bacterial infection which has over-run your immune systems
ability to cope. You can be infected through a variety of mediums.
2/ A viral/
chemical exposure which entered your system causing brain
and spinal cord lesions, leaving the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic
nervous systems in a state of chaos. The condition is then maintained
and exacerbated by excess toxicity caused by a failing lymphatic system.
3/ A simple
gamma retrovirus has entered your system which
replicates at a DNA level, allowing the host to survive but in a
weakened fatigued state.
4/ A viral/
chemical exposure which entered your system causing a
temporary brain injury in the area that deals specifically with immune
Types 1 and 2 and 3 will cause the most prolonged/ permanent type of
Fibromyalgia/CFS, with Type 4 being mostly related to the type of
post-viral illness PVFS caused by Epstein Barr.
In otherwise healthy patients PVFS will usually dissipate over a period
of 3 to 6 months and should not necessarily result in, or be classed
as, Fibromyalgia/CFS. Although multiple episodes of the same virus can
lead to permanent fatigue conditions.
So what is the strategy to recover from the symptoms caused by Type 1
and 2 and 3 “triggers”.
The strategy I propose requires multiple interventions and this has to
be so for good reason.
Fibromyalgia/CFS of Type 1 is likely to have been triggered by
borellia burgdorferi (or a borellial sub strain), a mycoplasmal
infection, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, or one of a host of other
I specifically use the word “triggered” and not caused.
There is currently a lot of research into Lyme’s disease and similar
infections as a theory and subdivision of research into Fibromyalgia
If you have been traveling in specifically tropical or subtropical
regions prior to onset of your condition, you might visit a tropical
The core treatment is the same for Fibromyalgia and CFS types 1 and 2,
but a separate regime can be added to deal with type 1 which will
facilitate quicker overall recovery.
Why is this, what is going on?
A healthy functional immune system should be able to cope with these
bacterial and viral invasions over a period of time.
Where bacterial invasion is suspected a short course of antibiotics
might be adequate to return the patient back to full health.
Similarly with viral/chemical invasion we do not have the luxury of
antibiotics, but a normal immune system in conjunction with the body’s
normal defense mechanisms and organs of elimination should regularize
an otherwise healthy system within a few weeks or so.
Indeed almost the entire population shows evidence of being carriers of
borrelia or one of its subtypes, so personally i think that
the presence of these organisms is NOT the direct cause of
Fibromyalgia and CFS in most cases.
So why do these agents trigger Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue
Syndrome seemingly at random in a significant percentage of people.
It’s my opinion that a chronic infection of these types can, in those
predisposed, be the trigger for an episode of Fibromyalgia/ CFS, and
indeed be a sustaining factor in the disease process, in much the same
way that viral and chemical attacks are known to trigger an episode.
None of these agents are by themselves the cause.
Most Lyme’s disease patients make a full recovery over a period of a
few months. Most viral episodes and chemical exposures are processed
and eliminated or controlled by a healthy individual over the short to
causes Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? : Part 2
Clive L. Haslam,
(B.A, M.Sc, PgDip)
CFS/ Fibromyalgia Research.
CFS/ Fibromyalgia Sufferer.
Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Fatigue
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