Even though the NHS Mitochondrial Function Centre didn’t detect ‘Mitochondrial Disease’, using their tests late last year, they have sent me an appointment for a review in October, so I wondered, why do they want to see me again, if they say I dont have Mitochondrial Disease ? Is ‘Dysfunction’ different to ‘Disease’ – does anybody know ? With regard to the Genetics aspect of Fatigue, it is all in it’s infancy at this stage, so it may be that they will have a clearer picture by October.
Anyway, I’m not too concerned, I’m still going along with the Mitochondrial Dysfunction diagnosis of Dr Myhill’s and addressing it accordingly. I’ve just sent for some more tests which they recommended, to try and get to the bottom of the cause, so I’ll keep you posted.
The tests I sent for were:-
DNA Adducts Test – looks for things that are ‘stuck’ onto your DNA that shouldn’t be there.
Translocator Protein Test – looks at why ATP is not getting out of the mitochondria efficiently.
I may have explained this before but I will do so again in case it was on another forum topic. ATP is energy but it has to cross the mitochondria membrane, to get into the cell, so it can be used. If you want more info on this visit:-
Thyroid test – to see how efficiently my thyroid was working.
Hypochlorhydria Test – to see if I was producing sufficient stomach acid to digest my food properly
I’ll let you know how I got on.