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What supplements or other OTC item(s) help to relieve severe-exhaustion stemming from CFIDS? Thank-you!!

What supplements or other OTC item(s) help to relieve severe-exhaustion stemming from CFIDS? Thank-you!!

Comprehensive Rx: To effectively treat CFIDS one must address the causes. Many have chronic infections (Lyme, EBV, mycoplasma, parasites etc.), hypothyroidism, food sensitivities etc. These can be difficult to diagnose. I advise a strong multivitamin with L-5-MTHF, CoQ10,PQQ, NADH, Ashwagandha, Rhodiola etc. but please see an integrative Dr. for a comprehensive approach. See https://secure.endfatigue.com for more. ...Read more

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I have CFIDS & FMS; unfortunately, treatments have not provided any relief. Are there OTC options? I also can't find an MD that has expertise in CFIDS

I have CFIDS & FMS; unfortunately, treatments have not provided any relief. Are there OTC options? I also can't find an MD that has expertise in CFIDS

The two can go toget: The two can go together. The fatigue can improve depending on the cause. There is no specific medication for CFIDS. A sleep study is an important part of diagnosing the fatigue. You may ask your physician to have you see a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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How do I find an MD who has expertise in treating CFIDS, FMS & Primary Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or, what type of M.D. usually treats these?

How do I find an MD who has expertise in treating CFIDS, FMS & Primary 
Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or, what type of M.D. usually treats these?

Internal medicine: An Internal Medicine Specialist would be the most qualified person to address your concerns. The Physician may involve an immunologist and a pain specialist as part of a care team. ...Read more

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What is cipd?

What is cipd?

Polyneuropathy: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy is an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nervous system. It occurs when immune cells attack nerves. ...Read more

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Who gets chip?

Who gets chip?

See below: Chip = children's health insurance program - it is a type of medicaid for kids. Depending on a state's requirements, kids under 18 can be covered by the state's health insurance program if the parents are under a certain income level. Kids can be enrolled through their schools, pediatricians, or hospitals. ...Read more

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How can child born?

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How can child born?

Vaginal or C section: A child is born either vaginally (naturally) or via cesarean section (surgery), typically 9mo after conception which can either be natural (via sexual relations) or artificial (via assisted reproductive techniques). There are plenty of instructional/informational videos on natural & surgical deliveries available online simply by searching. Info is also available re conception & fetal development. ...Read more

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Is cold shower good?

It can be: In lap land - it is a common practice to repeatedly move from a sauna into a cold dip in a river. This process can be used as part of a detoxification program. Changing back and forth from a cold to hot shower is a similar detoxification protocol. ...Read more

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What worsens a cold?

What worsens a cold?

Once you have a : Cold, things that can worsen it include getting dehydrated, working yourself too hard (not getting rest), going into extremely cold environment, lack of sleep, tobacco smoke etc. ...Read more

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Why my body is cold ?

Why my body is cold ?

Maybe hypothyroid: I'm not sure if you feel cold, your skin feels cold to the touch or you have a low body temp., but the most common reason is hypothyroidism, as our thyroid sets our rate of basal metabolism (our idle speed). Low temp. may also be associated with chronic infections, esp. viral & Lyme. Start with thorough thyroid testing including Free & Reverse T3 (liothyronine). See http://bit.ly/1boGdxh & http://bit.ly/WmeT2f ...Read more

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Why do I feel so cold?

Why do I feel so cold?

Many reasons: Most frequently some people have cold feeling without any known medical problem.Hypothyroidism can cause feeling o f being cold.Weight loss also might cause cold feeling because fat works as an insulation to the body se your pcp for any other problems. ...Read more

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How common is the cold?

How common is the cold?

Over 1000 viruses: Very very very common. It is now known that there over 1000 different viruses which cause the common cold. A child in day-care/school is estimated to be "sick" about 60 days/year--yes, 60 days. This means 1 out of 6 days--vast majority of these sick days are from common colds. As we get older, we build up immunity and the frequency lessens. If u have recurrent colds, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do we get cold soars?

Why do we get cold soars?

It is a virus recurs: Cold sores are a type of herpes virus that recurs after sun exposure or stress. Current oral and topical antivirals are very effective if used at the first sign of tingling or burning. ...Read more

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Best way to treat a cold?

Best way to treat a cold?

Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good) 4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days 5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read more

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How long does a cold last?

How long does a cold last?

It varies: I like the old saying that it lasts 9 days, "3 days coming, 3 days with you and 3 days going." i take zinc 50 mg twice daily at the first signs of a cold and i believe it significantly reduces the time it takes to leave me. Don't take zinc on an empty stomach as you will get terrible nausea. ...Read more

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Is it charity to use chip?

CHIP: The children’s health insurance program (chip) provides health coverage for children whose families can’t afford private health insurance but who make too much money to be eligible for medicaid. I guess the answer to your question depends on your definition of charity. ...Read more

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Chip Pretzels bad for you?

Chip Pretzels bad for you?

Depends if you're: sensitive to gluten or not, then it's not great for you. Also, sometimes these pretzels have a lot of salt added to them, and that may not be good for you if you are salt-sensitive hypertensive. As a once-in-a-blue moon treat, it may not be harmful, but not if you are eating too many, and overindulging. Less is more on most fast food products! ...Read more

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Is 96.3 temp safe in child?

Is 96.3 temp safe in child?

Depends: It depends on the type and quality of thermometer, and location the temperature was taken. If you use a good rectal thermometer, then it should not be below 97.0 degrees. Other thermometers can be accurate or not depending on the quality and price. Other factors, such as eating and drinking can affect oral temperatures. A 96.3 deg child would feel cold. ...Read more

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Why does my noise stay cold?

Why does my noise stay cold?

Blood flow: If the blood flow to your nose is not great, your nose can feel cold. Remember that as an "extremity" with thin skin that protrudes from your face, some coolness of your nose compared to other, more central body parts (like your cheeks, forehead, or abdomen) may be normal for you. If your nose becomes discolored, blue/dusky, or is numb see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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How come i always feel cold?

How come i always feel cold?

Reasons for feeling : Cold: hypothyroidism, anemia (esp. W low iron or vitamin b 12 deficiency), anorexia (fasting or low body weight), chronic illnesses, chronic pain, hypoglycemia, hypothermia (low body temperature), raynaud's disease, being in cold environment, cold intolerance, anxiety or panic, cardiac or nervous system diseases, some meds as well as both viral ; bacterial infections. ...Read more