Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) or Chronic Fatigue syndrome (CFS), Lyme Disease.
ME/CFS is brought on by a combination of several circumstances, often coupled with stress. A Lyme disease can often be misdiagnosed as ME/CFS, as both sets of ailments generally have multiple and complex co-infections and similar symptoms. However, Lyme disease is generally spread by tick bites, but can be passed on to the foetus in pregnancy.
These symptoms are the top symptoms or very near the top of any litany of symptoms in ME/CFS. They are often striking, and 70 percent of the time follow an acute, infectious and usually viral syndrome or a major life event, injury or toxic exposure such as pesticides or phosphate. They are as follows:
- Severe and dysfunctional fatigue with a post-exertional (physical or mental) collapse component.
- Neuropsychological complaints but especially memory, focus and processing speed problems, difficulty with multi-tasking and a sense of being easily overwhelmed with poor stress tolerance.
- Generalized pain but especially muscle and joint pain, headache and general body aches as well as migratory musculoskeletal pain.
The condition is normally associated with high nagalase levels, indicating a high viral load and an ineffective immune system, due to the ability of the enzyme nagalase to disrupt the activation of the immune cells.
Care must be taken in the treatment of ME/CFS, as the collapsed immune system can allow many viruses to inhabit the patient. Activation of the immune system is indiscriminate – the immune cells will destroy anything considered to be a pathogen. In treating with GcMAF, symptoms of an increase in immune activity can be experienced and these range from some fatigue a short time after the first injection then no further side effects, to significant IRIS type symptoms.
However, over 60% of GcMAF patients who sent in feedback reported a reduction of the symptoms of CFS/ME. One doctor who specialises in treating this ailment describes her experience of this therapy as ‘For some patients, GcMAF does not work. But for those for whom it does work, the difference is like the difference between night and day’
Other complimentary protocols may include detox, vitamin A, selenium, zinc and magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin D3 and vitamin K. Chorella may help bind heavy metals to chelate them from the system. A good prebiotic and probiotic will improve the gut immunity and help absorption of essential nutrients. The viruses may use biofilms to obscure themselves from the immune system, so natural bromelain and papain can help dissolve these. In addition, for the treatment of Lyme, BioPure Lyme and Co-Infection Nosode Drops have been reported to be beneficial when used with GcMAF.