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What can a CPET do to diagnose ME, OI, mitochondrial disease, heart conditions, etc.?

Discussion in 'Laboratory and Genetic Testing' started by Sasha, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Dechi

    Dechi Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It is appaling and revolting that we have to resort to such treatment to prove disability. The risk of making us more ill is real, and this testing is not realistically available to bedbound patients, who are just as much in need of recognition of their disability, if not more, due to the complexity and increased costs of their care.

    What other illness requires you to purposely deteriorate your own health to have money to pay the rent?
  2. Subtropical Island

    Subtropical Island Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Mining related illness in the 1700s.
  3. Gingergrrl

    Gingergrrl Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I was going to attempt the 2-day CPET test in 2013 (prior to finding the ME/CFS specialist in mid 2014 who is now my main doctor) but all of my doctors at that time advised me against it. My HR was still often going into the 160's unprompted at that time and they felt it was unsafe for me. So I have never done CPET (single day or 2-day) but I am very curious what my results might have been.

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