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post-exertional malaise and mitochrondria

Jul 07, 2010 - 0 comments








I officially have been diagnosed with POTS, but not yet with CFS.  I may or may not have CFS depending on what country's definition is used.  At the end I think it is a matter of semantics, since officially "having CFS" doesn't get me any further toward understanding the cause of my symptoms.
I have been reading a lot about mitochondrial disorders since I don't know what else would cause me to have to sleep 3 days simply because I weight-lifted and ran on an elliptical machine for 15 minutes.  
Here are a few links I am finding helpful: Great papers by doctors who specialize in mitochondrial disorders. - Some thoughts on post-exertional malaise and mitochondria - Thread on mitochondrial and CFS
My next steps are to either convince my doctor to give me some level I and II tests described in the mitochondrial cytopathies papers or do some of the tests on my own.

Fun Fun!
-- anne

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