Fukushima AIDS, part 4: ME/CFS.

Fukushima AIDS, part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here.

I spent the day looking for a treatment for the encephalomyelitis I developed after a severe viral infection. It appears that TGF-beta (the immune system cytokine, transforming growth factor beta) levels suddenly shot up a couple weeks into the illness, back in April. TGF-beta antagonizes IL-22 (interleukin-22), which is one of the pathways for psoriasis. It also causes an autoimmune reaction to the optic nerve. This is what happened. I developed uveitis on the back of the eyeball, where it joins the optic nerve, and the psoriasis suddenly went away. IL-22 also protects the intestines against inflammation, and when it went away, bacteria and viruses suddenly started moving through the blood-brain barrier. I had a “Th2 shift” from autoimmunity to allergy, and an immune reaction to serotonin developed… I am showing demyelinating symptoms like nystagmus and Bell’s palsy. Antibodies to the 5HT receptor myelin are being created. The myelin acts as an insulator for nerve impulses in axons, and it is being degraded, so this is affecting electrical transmission in the nervous system. Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease, and there are some similarities to this.

The immune reaction to serotonin basically means that I have become allergic to my own nervous system.

I was having an extraordinary psoriasis flare when I came down with the flu. Psoriasis sufferers say the one good thing about their disease is that they never get sick. Well I had psoriasis real bad and I got real sick. The result was an extreme amount of inflammation. Massive amounts of cells were killed. So there were dead cells all over the place, full of bacteria, viruses, and radionuclides like plutonium. My immune system suddenly shifted to clear these dead cells out (apoptotic cell clearance). (link) Macrophages came to eat up these dead cells. But the cell clearance facility was impaired. The dead cells started leaking out.

It has been known for 25 years that TGF-beta levels shoot way up with radiation exposure. TGF-beta also causes hair loss… when you hear that radiation causes hair to fall out, it is because TGF-beta levels are elevated in the hair follicles.

This is really ME/CFS, or actually myalgic encephalomyelitis. (link) Both the serotonin antibodies and the bacterial translocation from the intestines are symptoms of this disease. (link)

Myalgic encephalomyelitis was officially listed as a neurolgical disease by the WHO in 1969. In 1988, the FDA changed the name of it to “chronic fatigue syndrome”. This was in the wake of Chernobyl. CFS became a “wastebasket diagnosis” when a doctor that couldn’t find out the reason for the fatigue would diagnose it as CFS, even if it was really due to heart disease or for some other reason. The upshot was that when researchers attempted to find biomarkers for the disease, the ME people were mixed together with the CFS people, and no consistent results could be found. This was by design. The Russians knew from Mayak and Chernobyl that encephalomyelitis was a consequence of chronic radiation sickness. There is almost no money allocated by the government for ME/CFS research.

The pituitary tumor medicine which I was taking, which is an agonist for the serotonin receptors, caused a reaction, and I had to stop taking it. If the tumor gets huge again, and I have this disease, I am in uncharted territory. I have searched Pubmed and there are no case reports for such a thing. There is nothing for a doctor to base his opinion on. I know it can’t be good. Anyway ME/CFS has no cure or effective treatment by itself, either.

So the idea is to reduce TGF-beta… alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant that seems to help. Pomegranate and oak ellagitannins also help, I have used these before for arthritis. Certainly reactive oxygen species play a large role in this, which are countered by antioxidants.

Phenibut helps a lot, but only for symptomatic relief. It is similar to baclofen and Lyrica, a GABA-B agonist. Phenibut reduces the release of 5-HT into the brain, and consequently reduces the immune reaction to it. It doesn’t deal with the cause of this, but it makes life manageable. It is not going to stop deterioration of the nervous system.

This has been an ordeal. When it gets bad, the brain fog, tinnitus, pressure & headaches are so bad that I can’t think. I have a difficult time with distractions, and even when there is absolute peace & quiet I find it hard to organize disparate bits of information, which is what this blog is all about. I am a programmer, and my whole career has been about mental focus and concentration. That is what has gone away. It is certainly scary, it is getting worse, and I know that 25% of those with true M.E. are bedridden and need care. It is easy to see how this could happen, and soon.

I will try to keep this blog going as long as I can, while I try to get a handle on this.

17 thoughts on “Fukushima AIDS, part 4: ME/CFS.

  1. It’s getting really gnarly now. Fukushima and Honeywell dragged me to the edge of the cliff, but WIPP is what kicked me off of it.

    • This is what I do to combat demyelination:
      1. I take zinc with histidine (on paper, this shouldn’t work, but it does work better than all other forms of zinc I ever tried).I take at least 15-20mg zinc (it comes with about 100mg histidine) every few hours, which gets me to around 100-150 mg zinc per 24hrs. Zinc is water-soluble, so it needs to be spread out throughout the day
      2. I quit eating sugars in any form. This includes NOT eating any carbohydrates, NO alcohols in any form, not even in medication; BTW, the artificial sweetener aspartame metabolizes to methyl alcohol, so I quit eating all artificial foods. If it is man-made in any way and calls itself food, I don’t eat it.
      NOT eating sugars in any form requires capping one’s protein intake at below 1gm per 1kg of lean body mass, you eat anything more than that and it ends up as SUGAR in your blood, feeding the Fuku fungi in your body that eat throug our intestinal walls (leaky gut) and into the brain (brain fog).

  2. i e-mailed you, i have cfs and now may have breast cancer. i can help you with cfs treatment and supplements for brain fog etc.

  3. Bobby 1,

    I have followed your blog for a while. This is the first I have heard of your misfortune. I am very sorry to learn of your illnesses. My heart goes out to you. I was raised in Nevada during the 40s and 50s with above-ground testing. I have the medical background to completely understand what you are talking about. You may wish to correspond with me by email. Currently, I am working with the PUC matter with SONGS representing ratepayers, if phase Two goes forward, rather than settlement.

    If nothing else, I understand your illnesses and the exposures leading up to it. I would love to hear from you.

    Best,

    William

    • Thanks, William. I could write a book about all the health issues I have had since Fukushima. That is, I could if these cognitive issues went away.

  4. Hi there,
    Here’s one for the Psoriasis, brain fog and immune system modulation………Polypodium decumanum/Samambaia will also reverse alzheimers and dementia (before advanced state) and is a natural sunscreen. A simple fern that we can grow in the house. A unique rejouvenator for the skin and brain.
    http://www.rain-tree.com/samambia.htm#.U6V-J79iNjA

    For the past 3 years I have searched and self-experimented with herbs to find SOMETHING to deal with my issues…..adrenal insufficiency, kidney/liver/bladder disease…..blah blah……..I found this-Quassia amara/Amargo/Bitterwood. THIS TREE has superior chemistry and its historic use is a most impressive story. Used to destroy the plague and the black death. Calcium sulfate and Sodium sulfate to clean out heteroplasm and remove waste, pectin, calcium chloride, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, Tartaric acid(6/15ths oxygen content) I could never do justice to the chemistry of this tree. Please see; lesson 31 pg 322 of “Advanced treatise in herbology”-Dr. Edward E. Shook and take a look at what Leslie Taylor (good herbal starter) has to say…..
    http://www.rain-tree.com/amargo.htm#.U6WA4b9iNjA
    Here’s where I order Quassia wood chips…………
    http://www.tropilab.com/quassia-ama.html
    Preparation is specific. 24hr cold maceration then infuse 25- 30min. Feel free to contact us. It’s our obligation and pleasure to share this somewhat ‘lost’ knowledge.
    Needless suffering MUST be alleviated!
    Cooperation is a biological form of nonlinearity, where everyones strengths are leveraged, weaknesses overcome and competition becomes such meaningless mental masterbation (lol).
    Just wish I could help………………..

  5. These replies are so ‘bitchin’,…..I am loving the LOVE!

    Bobby1,….watching you,..now, as I have gotten to do for the past 13 months,….I am in awe of the blogger/statistician you have remained, in SPITE of what your body has been doing! As a fellow canary in the coal mine,…..and knowing you’ve seen much of what Fuku has etched onto me further as well, BRAVO,…well done, and THANK YOU!

    The last few ‘chapters’ of this FUKU/WIPP spiral, are getting gnarly, to be sure!

    Nice walkin’ it with you, my friend! 🙂

    I Love & Respect you Bud!

    StillJill

    • StillJill,

      I love and respect you too!!! 🙂 Thank you for hanging in there, you are a true soldier.

      Why do I get the feeling that we’re on the Titanic, the band is playing “Nearer my God to thee”, and we’re saying our goodbyes with the water already lapping up against our feet? Like it’s IMMINENT.

      Bobby1

      • I feel it too, of course.

        Bittersweet, to say THE LEAST,…But,….knowing that ‘we’ both know WHERE WE’RE going,….to be with Our King and Savior,…into His rest,….the JOY (sweet), overshadows the bitter!

        Besides,….you and I both know we’ve been ‘competing’, to see who can breath the latest breath! 🙂 Now,….I want us to TIE,…not die at all! I’m goin’ for BROKE here! 🙂

  6. M.E. (as opposed to chronic fatigue) is a devastating neuroimmune illness, which has similarities to multiple sclerosis, lupus, autism, and HIV/AIDS.

    It is similar to multiple sclerosis, because of demyelination (myelin sheaths on neurons attacked), and has similar neurological consequences. It is similar to lupus because of the Th2 immune shift towards allergic reactions. It is similar to autism because of the antibodies to serotonin and serotonin allergy. And it is like HIV/AIDS because of the buildup of Tregs (regulatory T-cells), which over-regulate the immune system.

  7. Are you still having connection problems?

    I cannot reach the login page for enenews. I just get an error message.

    Mostly my recent comments have focused on the heavy ongoing steam emissions at Daiichi.

    I also suggested that the infant mortality data for the state of WA for 2012 might be suspect given the apparent return to normal levels after a sharp increase in 2011.

    I think it likely I’m being deliberately blocked. Will test.

    Take care Bobby!

  8. The 2011 ICC criteria for ME diagnosis abolished the requirement that symptoms had to be present for 6 months. But it seems that, most of the time, symptoms are worst in the first 6 months.

    These criteria are not yet implemented in medical studies. That means that there is not a single subject in any study who has had ME (or CFS) for less than 6 months.

    The disease process is likely different after a period of time. In lupus, the disease begins with an excess of Th2 cytokines, and then gradually, over time, changes to a Th1 profile.

    What a complete train wreck.

  9. “Some of the earlier known syndromes have
    an unprecedented wide incidence of occurrence.
    Among them is the syndrome known
    as “chronic fatigue” (Lloyd et al., 1988), which
    manifests as tiredness, disturbed dreams, periodic
    depression and dysphoria, fatigue without
    cause, impaired memory, diffuse muscular
    pains, pains in large joints, shivering, frequent
    mood changes, cervical lymph node sensitivity,
    and decreased body mass. It is postulated
    that these symptoms are a result of impaired
    immune system function in combination with
    disorders of the temporal–limbic parts of the
    central nervous system. These include: (a) the
    syndrome called “lingering radiating illness”
    (Furitsu et al., 1992; Pshenichnykov, 1996), a
    combination of unusual weariness, dizziness,
    trembling, pains in the back, and a humeral
    belt, originally described in the hibakusha (survivors
    of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) and (b)
    the syndromes comprising choreoretinopathy,
    changes in retinal vessels, called “incipient
    chestnut syndrome” and “diffraction grating
    syndrome” (Fedirko, 1999, 2002).
    Among conditions awaiting full medical description
    are other constellations of diseases,
    including “irradiation in utero,” “Chernobyl
    AIDs,” “Chernobyl heart,” “Chernobyl dementia,”
    and “Chernobyl legs.”” page 218

    lexey Yablokov, Vasily Nesterenko and Alexey Nesterenko
    NY Academy of Sciences, Volume 1181, 2009.
    5,000 Slavic language studies reviews, over 1,400 cited.
    http://www.strahlentelex.de/Yablokov_Chernobyl_book.pdf
    hard copy now available at Greko Printing P:734.453.0341;
    email:orders@grekoprinting.com

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