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Fresh evidence points to a cause and possible treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome


Many years ago I did research on my husband and found that he could rebuild muscle mass with very controlled exercise. I found that if he overdid, by trying to do his entire workout with no breaks he would have symptoms similar to a competitive rower whereby he built up so much lactic acid he would vomit and he also turned ash color. In addition he had lost body hair and the outside of his eyebrows similar to a person who had hypothyroidism. Based on these observations I guessed that his illness had a metabolic component and he was not getting oxygen across the cell membrane. After much trial and error we found that he could tolerate a very watered down Crossfit workout if he stopped every few minutes, sat and did deep breathing, and drank an electrolyte drink such as Pedialight/Gatoraide. This had to be very controlled, because if he skipped just one break he could be sent into an episode and then he was in bed for two weeks. It was extremely important to keep a diary to make sure work outs increased in weight, repetitions, etc. very, very slowly. Over many months he gained a tremendous improvement in activity capacity and also learned when to take breaks in daily activity. He drinks a watered down electrolyte beverage everywhere he is active and he insists this helps him tremendously. We also learned that if he takes a few days off from activity it will take days and days to regain his strength. I am hoping some researcher will read this and have the same questions I have. When vigorously exercising does the blood show markers that the cells are being starved of oxygen such as an increase in peruvials? If so, is there specific breathing techniques or does the use of oxygen reduce blood markers? Are there drugs or over the counter products that can help with this metabolic deficiency? Are there any measurable upsets in the body's electrolyte profile, and if so is there a specific receipt for balancing these out? Do you know if any published research in this area. Thank you,

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24 SEP 2018

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