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Old 10-21-2005, 06:12 PM   #1
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Question oxygen,does it help ?

My gf has chronic fatigue for almost 3 years now,she has also EB virus which is related,as you all know.She is seeing new doctor,which is very expencive,and he is doing feet detox on her,and put her on lot of herbs,and vitamin iv.Now we want her to try oxygen,we heard that increase energy.Im wondering if anyone tried it and if its working,she is about to start to use b12 shots,i hope some of this will work cause she gets really depressed.

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Old 10-23-2005, 12:39 AM   #2
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Re: oxygen,does it help ?

Hello, I have read about the oxygen treatment, and was tempted to buy one for my home. However, I had my level checked at the hospital the last time I went to the ER, they said it was okay. Tho, I don't know the level.

I will check with the specialist I see, and get his opinion and let you know some time next week.

Look at some of my posts under the Health Issues of Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Environmental..., and Infectious Diseases. I have written a lot about all the treatments I've had with positive results.

I've got my life back and believe from the bottom of my heart that others can, too. uvm

 
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Old 10-23-2005, 04:54 AM   #3
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Re: oxygen,does it help ?

thank you for your post im glad you got your life back.Ill read your posts and see if there is something what could help her too.
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Old 10-23-2005, 09:17 AM   #4
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Re: oxygen,does it help ?

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Originally Posted by ukiahvalleymom
Hello, I have read about the oxygen treatment, and was tempted to buy one for my home. However, I had my level checked at the hospital the last time I went to the ER, they said it was okay. Tho, I don't know the level.

I will check with the specialist I see, and get his opinion and let you know some time next week.

Look at some of my posts under the Health Issues of Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Environmental..., and Infectious Diseases. I have written a lot about all the treatments I've had with positive results.

I've got my life back and believe from the bottom of my heart that others can, too. uvm
Hey ukiahvalleymom,
Are you completly recovered? Would you mind telling us what you did that made you better. I have been ill for 2.5 years, I am being treated for lyme even though I never tested positive. I dont mind being treated for it, it makes sense, just not getting better after 3 months. I tested + for EBV, CMV, HHV-6 and ANA. I also tested + for babesia but this test has not been approved and I dont know haw valid it is.
Any kind of help you could give us, I am sure would really help and be appreaciated.

Thanks,
Derek

 
Old 10-29-2005, 06:12 PM   #5
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Re: oxygen,does it help ?

squirrel_L,

I can't say that I believe the Ox treatment would be worthwhile unless your gf tested low for ox levels. It's a VERY SIMPLE test that even the chiro's do where I live (at 9,000 ft above sea level) and it would be a LOT cheaper to have even a home monitor that would test her level whenever she put it on as opposed to just jumping into the treatment. I have lived with CFS and FM for many years now, and when I moved to the mountains (less Ox) I actually got significantly better! So I think there are a lot of things that effect us, but unless you are low on Ox, I don't think the treatment would do much, and may actually be harmful to our long term respiratory health!

Just my opinion,
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Old 10-30-2005, 04:38 PM   #6
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Re: oxygen,does it help ?

Tanuki ,
Thanks for your post.In couple weeks my gf has apt with her doctor,so she'll talk about it with him one more time.He is going to evaluate how she is doing,so we will see.Please tell me how are you handling cfs for such a long time?Im glad your feeling better.
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Old 10-30-2005, 09:29 PM   #7
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Re: oxygen,does it help ?

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Tanuki ,
Thanks for your post.In couple weeks my gf has apt with her doctor,so she'll talk about it with him one more time.He is going to evaluate how she is doing,so we will see.Please tell me how are you handling cfs for such a long time?Im glad your feeling better.
Regards Squirrel_L
If she decides to try the Ox treatment, have her talk to a respiratory therapist first! It truly can be harmful long term... too much Ox causes us to stop having the 'need' to take a breath in, and eventually can lead to having genuine trouble just breathing! I've known people with that experience, so don't take it lightly.

As for living like this, it's a day to day thing! And the things that improved most at altitude are things like joint and muscle pain. But the thing that helped most with CFS was when I was on a drug called Provigil. It was developed for our air-force pilots during the gulf war, and is so unbelievably good for helping alertness and memory and even mood, without causing a drugged feeling like so many other medications do. It's something that I would recommend to anyone that is suffering from constant tiredness and difficulty being awake most of the day.

I hope things improve for your gf...
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Tanuki

 
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