Monday, December 13, 2010

Looking for a doctor who prescribes antiretrovirals for ME/CFS

By: Dr. Timothy Luckett

Ms. X is 36 years old, and has been living with CFS since age 24. She was once a very active person - having completed the Boston Marathon one year before coming down with CFS.

At the time the Mikovits et. al study came out, she had been unemployed for 3 years. At this time, she began to travel around the country looking for a doctor that would prescribe her antiretrovirals - most doctors were extremely relucatant, until she found one in San Francisco that treated HIV patients early in the epidemic.

She was given a two drug combination - Isentress (Raltegravir), and Viread (Tenofovir).

Initially, she felt worse (Fever, chills, cough), and almost stopped taking the drugs, but ... Read more>>

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