#longcovid #postvac #teamclots
Add inflammation ± predisposition to connective tissue weakening, could a sort of PTS (not necessarily from classic DVT, and more on a micro scale) be the link between covid/spike and iliac vein compression etc that folks like @jfvaughnmd09 are seeing? 🤔
Sep 10 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
Checked my post and to my surprise ive been offered flu and COVID vaccines
To my knowledge, i dont meet any of the criteria - have they realised COVID is a thrombotic vasculitis??
Even ignoring my vaccine injury, vaccines are contraindicated when taking fludrocortisone
Very frustrating to see side effects being reduced to acute side effects and "very rare" and "quick to recover from" myopericarditis. This is upsetting for 2 reasons: 1. They emphasise men (which is what the data show) but women i know with myoperi were dismissed
PP-spike detected in 50 % of biological samples analysed
The presence of PP-spike was independent of spike antibodies
PP-spike detected up to 187 days post-vaccination
Aug 27 • 17 tweets • 4 min read
4 histamine receptors which have different actions: H1, H2, H3, H4
Note that over the counter antihistamines target H1. Famotidine and similar (often used for stomach protection) targets H2
All histamine receptors are GPCRs - a hot topic in #longcovid!
H1 mainly implicated in immediate hypersensitive reactions - wheezing, itching, coughing, blood pressure drop
Just went on @BBCRadioScot to discuss the removal of masks in #healthcare
These were my key points:
1. #SARSCoV2 is still a significant threat to health, increasing the risk of outcomes like stroke and clotting (etc), as well as #longcovid including #longcovidkids
Long covid can be highly disabling and there is no cure
Jun 30 • 13 tweets • 4 min read
Hey @JohnSpeakman4 I finally got round to reading your (excellent) paper on water turnover
I particularly like that it challenges the un-evidenced "drink 2 L/d" malarkey...using evidence!
But I note you perpetuate another #hydration myth in there...🧵science.org/doi/10.1126/sc…
"Despite adaptations to minimize dehydration, humans can survive for only ~3 days without consuming water"
Firstly, your team cite Popkin et al who write "Without water, humans can survive only for days"
just reading this now and it's worth emphasising how many pleiotropic effects statins have:
reduction of angiogenesis
improvement of endothelial function
reduction in the levels of blood uric acid
inhibition of platelets aggregation
Many patients ask me for advice about #LongCovid / similar #postvac injuries, but with my own declining health it has become harder to keep up especially whilst trying to hold down a job. I'm hoping therefore this is a way to give patients the time & attention they need & deserve
Jun 14 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
I think so much in life there's a System and once there's a System us peoplebots follow that System and cannot deviate. Because theres a System no one takes accountability. The System speaks the only truth. The System is its own being. No one can overrule the System.
No one is accountable to the System and the System is accountable to no one. The System is the system and only the System can change the system. But since the System is not real, the system cannot change.
They accept causality to the vaccine on the following grounds:
My acute flu-like side effects
Therefore they consider me 1-5 % disabled from the vaccine, and ineligible for payment
The document is very long and i need to re read to check ive interpreted correctly. Currently im quite in shock. The vaccine has ruined my life. Based on others, i expected rejection but how theyve determined < 5 % disabled is beyond me
30 days head down tilt (HDT) caused 4 of 10 healthy participants to faint after standing up for 5 minutes. some interesting stuff going on...
Those who did faint, had a much smaller increase in heart rate on standing, just 23 ± 5 bpm, compared to non-fainters 49 ± 10 bpm
This suggests high heart rate is protective of fainting (in these very peculiar conditions)
Jun 12 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Cardiovascular Deconditioning (20 Hours Bedrest with -5° Head-Down Tilt (HDT)) in Middle-Aged Healthy Men sci-hub.se/10.1016/0002-9…
authors suggest during HDT MAIN cause of deconditioning is "an altered distribution of body fluids & intravascular pressures" & shift of fluid to head
this is potentially VERY important for #POTS: it suggests that our dysregulated body water regulation can be a primary source of deconditioning-like cardiovascular issues.
this means: fix the haemostasis problems to improve cardiovascular condition
Folks who support the @GoodLawProject GMC case want to reduce vaccine hesitancy.
Policing what they deem misinformation and making the @gmcuk arbiters of truth will not achieve that
What will reduce vaccine hesitancy?
One thing would be to acknowledge, support, and be curious about #vaccineinjuries
I think it would do more to reduce vaccine hesitancy if the money raised went to supporting the vaccine injured.
Jun 5 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
If you have a trial for a heterogeneous condition like #MECFS, then looking at average effects is no longer a good option to determine effectiveness.
If half improve and half get worse, we determine the intervention ineffective.
Instead we should explore *why* those who responded did respond and vice versa.
For the non responders we should then move them on to another intervention
We also need to consider poly-interventions to address multiple pathologies
Jun 1 • 5 tweets • 4 min read
the autonomic nervous system has a branch that does not use acetylcholine or noradrenaline as transmitters. instead it uses other things, like nitric oxide, ATP, serotonin, neuropeptide-Y, etc link.springer.com/content/pdf/10…