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Medichecks CFS profile - CD3 CD4 CD8 etc - is it worth testing these things?

Hello

I am new to this group but amongst other things am suffering fatigue which is worsening and am getting desperate. This test is £249 and I'm half considering because I know the GP has never tested these things. But is it worth it? Are these CD3 CD4 etc worth testing?

medichecks.com/fatigue-test...

Thanks for any advice.

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Given that cfs appears to be more a political label than a medical one, I'd hazard a guess that it's a waste of money. But it could help to narrow down the possible causes of your fatigue. The symptoms used to diagnose cfs differ depending on where in the world you live, and from my admittedly limited internet research, it seems to be a label applied only when drs are unable (or unwilling) to find an actual diagnosable-via-tests cause of the fatigue. That it has been bundled together with the ME label in the uk is unfortunate both for ME sufferers and CFS sufferers. I am still struggling to find out what is causing my inability to do even 10% of what i could do with ease prior to becoming ill, through research, home testing kits... BP monitor, blood sugar checking systems etc, so at least i can go to the dr armed with facts, rather than accepting a cfs label, where the treatment rather presumes it is a mental health condition! A few of the conditions I'm finding interesting are sleep apnea, POTS, hypovolemia, bradycardia, addisons disease and adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism, iron deficiency and b vitamin deficiency. Maybe have a look into those and other conditions before spending your £250. Good luck.

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get a CFS referral initiated from your GP instead. If you read the NICE guidance, this is easy to set in motion. I start my referral this week with a 15 minute telephone consultation with my local hospital. I will post updates as/if that progresses.

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I haven't heard of this test. I know Dr Sarah Myhill does some testing, her website explains about her theories. You have to ask yourself what would you do with the results. Are there clear actions you can take based on the results?

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I will not pay out any money on tests myself, they do not know the cause of M.E/CFS so how can anyone test something which as now, is not yet clear to the Medical profession. It angers me that some people are trying to make money out of this!

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