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Theory article: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: From Chronic Fatigue to More Specific Syndromes, 2018, Blitshteyn & Chopra

Discussion in 'BioMedical ME/CFS Research' started by Andy, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Paywalled at https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/493531#tab4
     
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    PDF of paper from Sci Hub
     

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    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    "Rather than uniformly apply the diagnoses of CFS or fibromyalgia to any patient presenting with unexplained chronic fatigue or chronic pain, it may be more beneficial and therapeutically effective to stratify these patients into more specific diagnoses in the CDAF group"

    well, yes.......try telling the so-called CF/CP 'experts'/researchers
     
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    It seems from glancing at the paper that what they are pointing out is that conditions like POTS and MCAS have been lumped together by clinicians under the CFS/FM umbrella, and should be separated out so they can be treated appropriately.
     
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    This isn't bad, actually.
     
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    The first sentence either reads like a book report from a student who didn't read the book, or is correctly pointing out that it was a mistake to summarize it as such.

    Overall it can be read that various distinct conditions have been wrongfully lumped together, which is definitely something that needs to be addressed. Especially the way-too-common usage of CFS and FM as symptoms, which is just cringeworthy.
    Indeed. Of course it's been a deliberate exercise, especially under the MUS nonsense. Interesting that people are waking up to this willful confusion. Depending of course on what place they see for ME and FM once other explanations are ruled out.

    Pain and fatigue are the two most common symptoms across all diseases. That they are found in many diseases is kind of self-explanatory. Doesn't mean they share anything else in common.
     
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