Over the weekend, I have read two different articles of people dying from CFIDS. I am certain there has been a lot more, yet because of how the medical community views CFIDS, they diagnose the deaths as something else.
Please click here to read about the 32-year-old woman who died from acute aneuric renal failure, dehydration and unable to produce urine, as a result of CFIDS. She had been diagnosed with CFIDS for six years before her death.
Click here to read about 23-year-old Casey Fero, who died in his sleep from myocarditis, as a result of CFIDS. He was diagnosed at the age of 9 with CFIDS. According to the coroner’s report, the forensic pathologist found that Casey’s heart was infected with disease, due to inflammation and the tissue being full of viral infection.
“Using an ultra-sensitive type of electrocardiogram, Dr. A. Martin Lerner of Wayne State University has found evidence that EBV and cytomegaloviruses in CFS patients has caused heart damage. I do not know whether this research has been replicated, but under the circumstances, it takes on a new importance. There is evidence that HHV-6 can infect the heart. Other possible culprits include Lyme Disease, mycoplasma, and Chlamydia.”
Maybe now that there are people who are “officially” dying of CFIDS, we will be taken more seriously? I guess we’ll have to wait and see…
There are other deaths, like Alison Hunter http://www.ahmf.org
You can read more about what happened to Sophia Mirza here
Fighting Fatigue says
Thank you so much for the info! I will read those. I want to get the word out about as many deaths as possible that have been caused by CFIDS.
There is also a memorial list here of those who have died, both from the illness and from suicide.
There are more links here