experts (namely Ramsay, Richardson, Dowsett and Hyde and others) have all indicated that M. is caused by an enterovirus, the same type of virus which causes polio. Another problem was/is that I very much need to rest throughout the day with my eyes closed, or else my eyes hurt too much and I am overstimulated neurologically.
is primarily neurological it is also known that the vascular and cardiac dysfunctions seen in M. are also the cause of many of the symptoms and much of the disability associated with M. and that the well-documented mitochondrial abnormalities present in M. significantly contribute to both of these pathologies. In addition to the risk of relapse, repeated or severe overexertion can also cause permanent damage (eg. It is the combination of the chronicity, the dysfunctions, and the instability, the lack of dependability of these functions, that creates the high level of disability in M. (It is also worth noting that of the CNS dysfunctions, cognitive dysfunction is one of the most disabling characteristics of M. Different people have a lot of different symptoms but the general pattern and evolution of major symptoms are remarkably coherent from patient to patient in M. is a distinct, recognisable disease entity which contrary to popular belief is not difficult to diagnose and can in fact be diagnosed relatively early in the course of the disease (within just a few weeks) providing that the physician has some experience with the illness. well, no accurate information at all to be more precise as I was misdiagnosed as suffering with depression and anxiety for many years.
Proprioception is the ability to sense the position and location and orientation and movement of the body and its parts, from stimuli within the body itself.) I also worked out that my body had adapted to this damage to some extent (as the brain will often do) by using my vision to compensate.
is primarily neurological, but because the brain controls all vital bodily functions virtually every bodily system can be affected by M. Thus Myalgic Encephalomyelitis symptoms are manifested by virtually all bodily systems including: cognitive, cardiac, cardiovascular, immunological, endocrinological, respiratory, hormonal, gastrointestinal and musculo-skeletal dysfunctions and damage. There is also transient and/or permanent damage to many other organs and bodily systems (and so on) in M. (Your vestibular systems control your sense of balance and tell you which way is up etc.
can recognise fellow sufferers almost in an instant.) Although there is (as yet) no single test which can be used to diagnose M. there are a series of tests which can confirm a suspected M. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is a debilitating illness which has been recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) since 1969 as an organic neurological disorder. (‘Vertigo’ means a sense of spinning or feeling of disequilibrium.) I would be fine if there was a low level light but pure darkness was suddenly a real problem for me.
If all tests are normal, if specific abnormalities are not seen on certain of these tests (eg. 2001, [Online]) (Dowsett 2000, [Online]) (Dowsett 1999a, 1999b, [Online]) (Hyde 1992 p. These are well-documented, scientifically sound explanations for why patients are bedridden, profoundly intellectually impaired, unable to maintain an upright posture and so on. is similar in a number of significant ways to illnesses such as , Lupus and Polio. I would have no sense of up or down, or sense of where I was in space and often I would experience vertigo as I result.
(The room is still very dark but there is just one small corner of the room lit up so that I can see it well enough to tell which way is up.) It is still quite awkward though as I have to keep my eyes open and looking at where the light is for as long as I can when I am trying to sleep.