Table 2

Comorbidities across the subgroups 

Data break down16a. Do you have any known medical conditions?
Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME)FibromyalgiaMusculosketalCardiovascularEndocrineAutoimmune/immuneDigestive
All data34 occurrences15 occurrences19 occurrences23 occurrences13 occurrences8 occurrences17 occurrences
Ulna and carpel tunnel, disc, scoliosis, osteoarthritis (OA), spondylosis, osteoporosis, frozen shoulder, temporomandibular joint problems (TMJ), joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS).transient ischaemic attack (TIA), hypertension, chronic heart disease (CHD), post venous sinus thrombosis, Raynaud’s, high cholesterol, Fallot’s tetralogy, atrial flutter (AF), vasovagal syncope (VVS), drop attacks, positional orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (PoTS), postural hypotension.Adrenal fatigue, hypothyroid, endometriosis, polycystic ovary, thyroidectomy, prostate issues, diabetes mellitus (DM).Primary Sjogren’s syndrome (PSS), lupus, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), vitamin D deficiency, lymphoma, latex allergy, postviral fatigue, glandular fever, hives.Fermenting gut, erosion of stomach lining, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastritis, bile malabsorption, dyspepsia, constipation, duodenitis, diabetes, Gilbert’s syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Yes CFS/ME29 occurrences13 occurrences22 occurrences18 occurrences9 occurrences11 occurrences12 occurrences
JHS, frozen shoulder, ulna and carpel tunnel, TMJ, disc problems, osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis, osteoporosis, scoliosis.CHD, hypertension, cholesterol, Postural hypotension, drop attacks, PoTS, Raynaud’s, Fallot’s tetralogy, AF, VVS, thrombosis.Adrenal fatigue, hypothyroid, endometriosis, thyroidectomy, DM.RA, glandular fever, post viral fatigue, hives, PSS, allergies.Fermenting gut, erosion of stomach lining, IBS, gastritis, bile malabsorption, dyspepsia, constipation, Gilbert’s syndrome, NAFLD.
No CFS/ME5 occurrences1 occurrence4 occurrences4 occurrences5 occurrences2 occurrences1 occurrence
OA, spondylosis.Hypertension.Hypothyroid.Lupus, lymphoma.Constipation.
YES/NO CFS/ME9 occurrences2 occurrences1occurrences5 occurrences4 occurrences1 occurrence3 occurrences
Osteoporosis.PoTS, TIA.Prostate problems, polycystic ovary, endometriosis, DM.Latex allergy.IBS, gastritis, duodenitis.