A YouTube video of the Dec 3 Dr. Oz Show segment on CFS & XMRV - "Retroviruses: The Medical Reason You Could Be Exhausted" - is now online at www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WEUC7hRXzM.
The 13-minute segment features the testimony of guest expert Dr. Donnica Moore, MD (popularly known as “Dr. Donnica”), and "Gina," one of the patients who tested positive for XMRV in the recent study.
Dr. Moore writes and speaks on women’s health issues and manages the informative website DrDonnica.com. To further inform those who watch the segment, DoctorOz.com has posted a supplementary article that she wrote - “What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and How is XMRV Related?”
The brief article is intended to help individuals determine whether they may have fatigue for some other reason, or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It includes:
• Dr. Moore's printable “Decisionnaire for CFS” – a list of diagnostic symptoms that people can check off as appropriate and take with them to review with their physician.
• An explanation of “What CFS is Not,”
• Advice for those who suspect they may have CFS, such as avoiding blood donations.
• And basic "Tips for PWCs" (People with CFS), the first step being to find a knowledgeable physician and get a proper diagnosis.