I do not even know............WTF to put this post! Conspiracies,state,local,federal, idiocy??
UGH!!!!!!!!! 4 years ago I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia--a non-deadly but incredibly painful and invisible disease.
9 months ago the Whittemore Peterson Institute found huge links between CFS,FMS,Lupus,certain cancers and get this one!! Gulf war syndrome!!!!!!!!!! all linked together with a majority of their patients having what was recently discovered as XMRV (basically it's non deadly to humans but is mouse luekemia--go figure!) Ok so the WPI contacts the CDC who backs this theory, NOW 9 months later the CDC cannot find a connection because they did not replicate the same findings. Well they couldn't replicate the finding because they botched the research by refusing to use the same controls as the WPI. For one the CDC used more healthy people then inflicted patients rather then an equal sampling of both.
Now the CDC 9 months later is backtracking and trying to supress the original finding that THEY themselves backed.
I smell cover up. For what reason IDK but its all suspicious to me!
My theory is they are covering up their own stupidity...a more far fetched theory? Some sort of biochemical weapon--although I wouldn't put it past the government to use this but it would have had to come out way before the gulf war--Fibromyalgia has exsisted under different names atleast as far back as the 1920's. Now my personal opinion on the Gulf war syndrome connection is that people inflicted with it probably had the underlying condition pre-battle but the stress of battle brought it to a trigger point.
I will tell you this however---this condition does effect the nervous system and at times causes short term muscle paralysis, muscle spasms,brain fog, constant pain that is more severe when it flares up. Kind of what you would think nerve gas in a small dose would do to you.
I do not know if I have XMRV but as soon as I can afford to I will be getting tested for it.Its quite possible it was passed on genetically or entered my body with another virus such as the flu or lymes disease. It can hold dormant for years and then attack when triggered. ALthough boys and men are less likely to feel the effects of fibromyalgia (possible but less likely) If in fact I have had XMRV my son could be a carrier to his children one day.
Whats scary is it lays dormant--yet can alter your DNA. It is a retrovirus,simililar to HIV in that apsect but different in how it is spread and not as fatal---victims of this are more prone to suicide from the constant pain as the disease itself is not dealy but the medications to maintain it are corrosive to most vital organs.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/study-that-solves-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-blocked-2022195.html
and just to show you what I deal with on a daily basis:http://fmcfsme.com/article_theseventypesoffmpain.phphttp://fmcfsme.com/article_posturaltachycardiasyndrome.php
and the press release from WPI:http://www.wpinstitute.org/news/docs/XMRV-CDC%20Statementrevisedawfinalawfinal.pdf