Coming at it from another direction ...
There is one chemical, that with overexposure, causes all of these:
Definition for CFS
What is the definition for CFIDS?
I was told the add on symptom list was 11 items
Or is it only a non profit group that came along after the CFS definition (which I do have) http://www.ncf-net.org/about.htm
Can you recommend good discussion forums?
There is a chemical that gulf war vets were exposed to in the family of 2-butoxyethanol
It causes all the symptoms that have come to be known as 'gulf war syndrome' given enough exposure (which isn't hard in war time and with the stronger concentrations.)
When there is chemical poisoning, I think it must give a lot of false OKs as there are so many organs & systems affected that the test results cancel each other out & the patient looks OK in 2 areas instead of harmed in 2 areas: blood not ok; liver not ok; but test on one is higher liver counts and the other is lower ... so both look OK? Elevated bilirubin levels are a sign of the red blood cell's dying off early; the opposite would be true for liver concerns?
An often overlooked form of fatigue is compensated hemolytic anemia in which the bone marrow compensates for the loss of red blood cells (I believe that one's own immune system is destroying prematurely) It can lead to paralysis. Ask the doctor to check for the size and shape of red blood cells and to do a 'retic ratio'
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I do believe that this kind of health damage has been evading diagnosis for decades.
it's not that something is hereditary ... as we are experiencing the
effects of exposures from past generations AND we are having our own
For instance, a grandfather shared that when his 3 grandsons were born the doctor was very concerned about something odd in their blood and nearly did a complete transfusion on the youngest. This man has the 'gulf war syndrome' symptoms and when he was about 20 he was doing the job of drilling for oil. He says he does remember seeing the 'ethylene glycol' on some of the products he used.
Now, this ethylene glycol monobutyl ether was invented in the 1930's and by World War II was in widespread use. My father was a Fire Control Technician, a Chief in the Navy. And I was born at the end of WWII. Dad had the responsibility of maintenancing the guns, etc. (Oh, oh that could mean these kinds of chemicals were in use, then, too) He was said to have died of a heart attack; however, this chemical can feign a heart attack: rapid heart rate, enlarged organs, including heart. Well, dad couldn't stand to hear a baby cry and was on a pretty short fuse, moreso than before. If I were to see what was in his medical record (maybe there would be some tell-tale signs there)
So, it is time that this chemical is tested by CDC for the peoples groups already harmed and there are many. Painters to start with. I think the US Coast Guard bioremediation monitors could be found, too. They had more exposure to this chemical than the actual workers. (Over sighting the Exxon Valdez oil spill 'bioremediation' workers, 1989) One such Coast Guardsman shared that with all the symptoms he has had, what he is the most concerned about is the fact that he has zero sperm. He has been unable to father children.
Look on the internet for 2-butoxyethanol. There is lots known, but the USA says they don't know about cancer and reproductive effects in people. OK, test people, then! The World Health Organization knows more than we do and they have some solvent studies that are interesting. I believe they can be found on the internet, too.
As I've said before, I believe this
chemical has been harming our people for decades; and it escapes
diagnosis because so many things are going on at the same time, the
regular checks just don't tell the whole story.
Other symptoms that go along with this fatigue
You should have some of these symptoms, as well, if you don't have enough mature red blood cells:
Shortness of breath
Rapid heart rate
Yellow skin color (jaundice)
And even these concerns (Central Nervous System)
Central Nervous System damage showing up sometimes as
Loose your temper easily?
Short term memory loss
Personality changes to 'grumpy' - Extreme Irritability
All the time Depression
AND, then if it is 2-butoxyethanol caused, this chemical also targets the kidneys and liver (Blood damages causes elevated liver counts; but the chemical may also be harming the liver & then the counts would be down - A wash?) In other words 2 things could be going on at the same time making an accurate diagnosis more difficulty for either. Elevated bilirubin levels are a sign of the red blood cell's dying off early; the opposite would be true for liver concerns?
The name of the test I am referencing is the Reticulocyte Count
And ask for the comments of the lab technician. What is the size and shape of the red blood cells?
& if that is out of normal range, check more:
Present an abnormal blood picture showing: Erythropenia
Present an abnormal blood picture showing: Reticulocytosis
Present an abnormal blood picture showing: Granulocytosis
Present an abnormal blood picture showing: Leukocytosis
Likely to Cause Fragility of Erythrocytes
Likely to Cause Hematuria
Benzene vs ethylene glycol monobutyl ether
The blood problem should be there
also... underlying the leukemia.
Flu symptoms - signal too much chemical exposure
Many, many times the flu symptoms are actually a way your body is warning you of too much of some kind of chemical exposure. Can you think back to what you were doing differently when they started up?
chemical is found in a lot of products.
I suspect it is in the solvent in
weapon cleaning compounds, and is in paint, and in varnishes. It is
used in oil spill cleanup compounds (sadly, as it does no good) and in
multiple products you use at home for cleaning and degreasing. It is
in 409 cleaner, and the complex version, labeled as a pesticide by
EPA, in Lysol Tub 'n Tile. It is in glass cleaner, oven cleaner, spot
removal products, automotive products, hobby products, home
maintenance and landscaping products. Some people think it is in jet
What chemicals used in printing?
I'm wondering if printing is one of the occupations that has ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (2-butoxyethanol) or something from this family of chemicals. If so, and I do suspect so, there is a possibility that CLL and leukemias and similar cancers are caused by this chemical.
Enlarged organs as spleen and liver and gall bladder ... are often common place too. There is compensated hemolytic anemia starting up, if so, but because the bone marrow compensates for the loss of red blood cells, the counts can come in OK or borderline & usually nothing more is checked.
Ask your doctor to check the 'retic' ratio? and find out the size and shape of the red blood cells? When did the fatigue set in? (That might be an indication of when this chemical exposure became too much) Also dark urine, chills, pale color, etc
What are the glycol
Glycol: any of a class of organic chemicals characterized by having separate two hydroxyl (-OH) groups, contribute to high water solubility, hygroscopicity and reactivity with many organic compounds, on usually linear and aliphatic carbon chain. The general formula is CnH2n(OH)2 or (CH2)n(OH)2.
They are used as an additive for jet fuel to prevent ice buildup /
AO was mixed with jet fuel / gasoline so it would adhere to the foliage
|Ethylene Glycol Ethers Harm Future Generations
Sometimes it's not that something is
hereditary ... It's that we are experiencing the effects of exposures
from past generations AND we are having our own exposures.
Did You Know There is Such a Thing as Endocrine Disruption?
Fax this to your doctor before your appointment - More info
Organs affected by 2-butoxyethanol type solvents/pesticides/poisons
Any helps here? What causes MS?
The kidneys produce hormones that
help build strong bones
help form red blood cells.
Urinary tract infections, kidney disorders such as cystic kidney diseases,
and metabolic disorders
such as hyperparathyroidism are also linked to stone formation.
"There is increasing recognition that FM and CFS may be autoimmune in nature." Dr. David Moskowitz
("symptoms of CFS and FM most resemble the flu")
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