Anyone done the ciguatera test...

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by gcalex, Apr 27, 2003.

  1. gcalex

    gcalex New Member

    And if so did you test positive?
  2. gcalex

    gcalex New Member

    hoping for responses thanks
  3. layinglow

    layinglow New Member

    No, I have not been tested.....I have done quite a bit of research on it though, and think that it is possibly a trigger in a subset of those with these disorders. I believe I come from a differing subset. I hope to find more research on it though, as it's very interesting.
    Best wishes,
  4. nancyneptune

    nancyneptune New Member

  5. scubadiver

    scubadiver New Member

    Yes, I know 7 people who have tested positive.
    If you want to leave your email address we cant take this
    offlist. Trini on this list is positive as well.
  6. kalina

    kalina New Member

    I have heard that anyone who has CFS will also test positive for ciguatera. I can see how it might be useful as a diagnostic tool, but at this point, there is no proven treatment for it. Also, nobody knows if this is actual ciguatera poisoning, or if our bodies are manufacturing a neurotoxin that is practically identical to ciguatera. At any rate, I don't plan to have the test until there is a treatment. Researchers think there may be a treatment available sometime this year.