Stanford Unravels the Mysteries of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers and clinical specialists combine forces to better understand one of the most puzzling and stigmatized of human illnesses, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Broadly labeled and little understood, this syndrome encompasses a variety of diagnoses and labels, including immune dysfunction syndrome, myalgic encephalomyelitis,
postural orthostatic tachycardia, and others.

Working in conjunction with world-class scientists and utilizing cutting edge technology, infectious disease expert José Montoya, MD is aggressively pushing to discover causes and develop treatments through the Stanford Initiative on Infection-Associated Chronic Diseases.
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24 Replies to “Stanford Unravels the Mysteries of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”

  1. I had something similar happen to me in grad school.  I was an active cyclist, and I would ride 200+ miles on a weekly basis.  I saw a dermatologist for a skin rash, and I was prescribed antibiotics.  While taking the antibiotics I developed sinusitis, dizziness, blurred vision, fogginess and extreme fatigue.  I could no longer focus on my work, and I had extreme difficulty sleeping.  I stopped taking the antibiotics, but the lack of stamina persisted.  I no longer road bike, but I'm able to weight train.

  2. Usually science brings benefit to people, what is the benefit of Darwin's idea about evolution? absolutely nothing.

  3. i have chronic fatigue syndrome i need more information to take to my doctor, i need this treatment iv had it 12 years now, they should publish full links and information for ppl like me.

  4. Please change the heading to "chronic fatigue syndrome" as this is misleading. "chronic fatigue" is a symptom of many diseases. 

  5. and thank you very much for producing this. I am trying to treat my own ME with antiviral drugs but have no access to a caring doctor like Dr Montoya as in the UK. Really appreciate the work he has done.

  6. 2014 STANFORD MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS/CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME SYMPOSIUM
    Advances in Clinical Care and Translational Research
    A Continuing Medical Education Conference Presented by the Department of Medicine and Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and Stanford Hospital & Clinics
    March 19, 2014 – http://mecfs.stanford.edu/2014SymposiumVideo.html

  7. Ive been sick ever sence i got bit by a tick in the 90's,, i never test positive for Lyme but i always test positive for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. HOWEVER,, the doctors say thats a false positive because no one has RMSF chronically

  8. Does this treatment really work? I tried to get an appointment with Dr Montoya but there is like 6 months waiting time. 

  9. what are the treatments? i thought antiviral therapy doesn't help many if not most patients. and it's cost prohibitive.

  10. No doubt though Dr. Montoya is a talented guy. He seems like a very hardworking MD. Which I see why he got involved with this disease.

  11. There has been no real cure for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The Dr. said he's looking forward to a cure, and has great hopes that it will come soon, but none as yet. I have no doubt that Erin is better. But she couldn't have the disease and then suddenly, completely, and without undeniable evidence be successfully healthy and well. It just doesn't work that way with this illness!! I can't believe in this, as I've had it for 32 years!

  12. The problem is that there is about a two year waiting list at Stanford to be treated and it's not cheap. This treatment should be rolled out globally. Unfortunately there's such a mountain of speculative stuff in the medical and public arena's. Dr Motoya recommends trying a treatment by Dr. John Chia, a Californian immunologist who has formulated a treatment which seems to help a lot of people. He calls it Equilibrant.

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