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What Causes ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia?

Ever since I got sick two years ago and my doctor hesitantly diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia, I've spent countless hours reading about causes and treatments for ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia.  I've come across some pretty interesting theories.  Due to the very ambiguous nature of these diseases, the medical establishment has understandably had a very hard time learning what causes them and as a result, how to treat them.  As I wrote on my ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia home page, I've found myself getting hopeful about a cause or treatment several times, only to find out later that I was reading outdated material.

These are some of the different theories on causes for these diseases I've come across.  Hopefully it can prevent you from wasting as much time as I did.  Of course, it should go without saying, that you should always consult your doctor about any treatments.

This is a work in progress so check back for updates...

Autoimmune Disease

Fibromyalgia and Gulf War Illness 

Delayed Pattern Food Allergy 

HHV-6 Virus 

XMRV Virus

B Cell Depletion

Carbohydrate Intolerance


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