CFS and Fibromyalgia

Chronic fatigue and CFS (also known as ME) are life-altering conditions with no known cure. The symptoms are different for everybody but always involve a severe lack of energy. Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain all over the body, and often co-exists with CFS.

Many body systems are involved in these conditions. The digestive system, the nervous system, immune system and musculo-skeletal system all play a part in the development and course of CFS and Fibromyalgia. Getting the right nutrients so these systems can function properly is essential. Most sufferers experience digestive issues. Because poor digestion prevents our bodies from absorbing and using the right nutrients, supporting a healthy gut and checking for nutrient deficiencies and intolerances is my first priority.

Testing can really help identify what could be causing your symptoms. The organic acids test, for instance, can give us information on how your body is producing energy, any toxins it might be struggling with and vitamin, mineral and neurotransmitter (brain chemical) levels.

Chronic fatigue/CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia tests

Adrenal profile and metabolites (dried urine DUTCH)
Adrenal stress profile (saliva)
Candida antibodies (IgG, IgM, IgA)
Coenzyme Q10
Fatty Acids: erythrocytes
Folate (red cell)
Glutathione peroxidase
Hormone Profile: complete (dried urine DUTCH)
Hormones and thyroid profile (serum)
Iodine: urine
Iodine: creatinine ratio (urine)
Magnesium (Mg) red cell
Methylation profile
Neurotransmitter profile (comprehensive: urine)
Organic acids profile
Peptides gluten and casein (urine)
Plasma mineral profile with red cell magnesium
Superoxide dismutase (SOD)
Toxic organic chemical exposure profile
Vitamin B1 (thiamine): transketolase activity
Vitamin B12 (active) serum
Vitamin B12 and methylmalonic acid profile
Vitamin B3-RBC NAD activation (niacin)
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
Vitamin D (25-hydroxy) profile